Union Workers Vote to Authorize Strike at GM Fairfax Plant

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A work stoppage may be looming for workers at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant after union workers overwhelmingly approved a strike.

According to the United Auto Workers local 31, 90 percent of workers voted on Thursday to give union representatives the authority to call for a strike.

The vote comes at a key time for GM, as the plant produces the company’s second-best selling car – the Chevrolet Malibu. The Fairfax plant currently has three shifts dedicated to producing the Malibu, which is also produced at a plant near Detroit.

GM spends over $470 million each year on wages and benefits for workers in the Kansas City area, in addition to millions in property and other taxes.

The union and GM officials will go back to the bargaining table on Monday.

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