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UAW Strike Against GM: Costly, but Not Catastrophic for Corporate Profits

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How badly did the 40-day UAW strike hurt General Motors? It took a significant bite out of the Detroit automakers’ revenue. But analysts say GM still sold cars during the strike and turned a profit in the third quarter of the year.

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Officials with General Motors say its revenue took a multi-billion dollar hit because of the recent United Auto Workers strike.

But the company also earned billions of dollars in profit right before the strike began.

The executive analyst for Cox Automotive, Michelle Krebs, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter GM appears to have weathered the work-stoppage with little lasting financial damage.

Click the player above to hear Quinn Klinefelter interview Cox Automotive’s Michelle Krebs.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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