Detroit Regional Chamber > Chamber > Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on the UAW Strike

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on the UAW Strike

September 15, 2023

The Detroit Regional Chamber today issued the following statement following the UAW strike:

Sandy Baruah

“The strike by the UAW not only impacts Michigan’s signature industry, it disproportionately impacts Michigan residents, especially those in the middle class. Every OEM auto job impacts between seven to 10 other jobs, which are all at risk as the strike shuts down the industry. As Michigan has the highest concentration of auto-related jobs, our state will take the lion’s share of the negative economic impact. Additionally, the shutdown of domestic auto manufacturing will accelerate inflation – which is just now starting to moderate – and further advantage foreign manufacturers operating in other states.”

– Sandy K. Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer