Stellantis lays off 525 more workers after Monday's UAW strike

Stellantis says, as a result of the UAW's recent expansion to the Sterling Heights Assembly plant, it has laid off another 525 workers at two plants in Macomb County.

The automaker announced the layoffs Tuesday afternoon at Sterling Stamping and Warren Stamping, a little more than 24 hours after the UAW called on 6,800 workers at the plant to walk off the job.

The 525 employees laid off brings the total Stellantis layoffs to over 2,000 across the country.  

The two plants provide stamped parts for the Ram 1500, which is the truck that Sterling Heights Assembly builds. 

Sterling Height Assembly is a major profit center for Stellantis and the UAW rationalized the decision on Monday, saying the company "lags behind both Ford and General Motors in addressing the demands of their UAW workforce."

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The company said it was outraged by the decision. 

"Last Thursday morning, Stellantis presented a new, improved offer to the UAW, including 23% wage increases over the life of the contract, nearly a 50% increase in our contributions to the retirement savings plan, and additional job security protections for our employees," Stellantis said in a statement. "Following multiple conversations that appeared to be productive, we left the bargaining table expecting a counter-proposal, but have been waiting for one ever since."

So far, there are 2,045 Stellantis employees that have been put on temporary layoff as a result of the strike.

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