The British Columbia-based automaker in November 2019 opened a kiosk in the Westfield Century City Shopping Mall on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. Now, it's looking at locations in the states of Washington and Oregon. It is scheduled to be released in 2020 and expected to retail for less than $20,000.
The automaker has changed the shift’s end date four times since it first announced its planned demise during the summer. After March 2020, FCA "will review the business case for maintaining the third shift on a month to month basis going forward," says Unifor, the union representing workers there.
Unifor insists Nemak must keep its Windsor plant open until the current labor contract expires in 2022. Nemak wants to shutter the engine-block factory in mid-2020 because, by then, only 10 percent of the plant’s capacity will be in use.
About 700 workers of the 1,100 at the St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, which supplies V6 and V8 engines to assembly plants in the United States, have been told to stay home this week. Unifor says 5,000 workers, including those at supply plants, in Canada have been put on leave due to the strike.