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Rhinelander General Motors not affected by ongoing strikeSubmitted: 09/16/2019
RHINELANDER - General Motors tried to find ways to keep over fifty plants running today without striking workers.

Nearly fifty thousand employees at GM walked off the job.

The workers demand changes regarding their wages, health care benefits, temporary employees, job security, and profit sharing.

Fortunately, Rhinelander GM still has plenty of inventory to sell.

Sales Manager Tim Norby is confident that there will be no issues at this specific branch.

"The strike did go for the manufacturing so it could possibly in long term effect inventory stand point on vehicles on the lot, but right now we're not really concerned because we do have so many and so many coming in that we're in a really good spot," said Norby.

He sees the effort being put in by parties on both sides.

"Right now they are working around the clock to get the negotiations done so they start building again. But we still have all the vehicles coming in transit. GM says we have enough on the ground for forecasts and our sales and incentives are going to be very strong," said Norby.

This is the first strike in the U.S. auto industry in twelve years.  

Meetings between the union and executives at GM are ongoing.


Story By: Maya Reese

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