ASE Releases Results to the 2023 UAW Strike Impact Survey - Nearly a Quarter of Michigan Employers are Affected - American Society of Employers - Heather Nezich

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ASE Releases Results to the 2023 UAW Strike Impact Survey - Nearly a Quarter of Michigan Employers are Affected

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, ASE, 248.223.8040, [email protected]

Troy, MI – November 1, 2023 --- ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2023 UAW Strike Impact Survey.  The pulse survey of Michigan employers assesses the impact of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Strike.

Prior to the UAW’s announcements of tentative labor agreements with Ford, GM, and Stellantis ASE sought to determine the impact to area employers.  Below are the highlights of that short pulse survey.

Highlights of the ASE 2023 UAW Strike Impact Survey include:

  • Of the 147 employers who responded, 22% indicated that the strike has affected their operations, while 57% stated that they have not experienced any impact from the strike. The remaining 20% anticipate being affected if the strike persists for 30 to 60 more days. 
  • Among businesses with direct or indirect ties to the major OEM, a slightly higher proportion reported that their operations had been affected by the ongoing strike.  Specifically, nearly 42% reported that the strike had impacted their operations.  Most prevalent was lost revenue (82%) and layoffs (54%).
  • Among all employers affected by the strike, lost revenue (79%) was the largest impact, followed by production or supply chain disruptions (48%), layoffs (40%), reduction in hours worked (38%), cost reductions (25%), and other (6%).
  • For those employers that laid off workers, 28% reported that 1-10 staff members were affected, 20% reported that 11-50 were affected, 20% reported that 51-100 were affected, 20% reported that 151-200 were affected, and 12% reported that 101-150 were affected.
  • Of the 147 employers that responded, 42% are involved in direct or indirect transactions with Ford, GM, or Stellantis.

The ASE 2023 UAW Strike Impact Survey findings were announced by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado. “We are pleased that the parties involved appear to have reached a settlement in their labor negotiations.  As the survey findings indicate, the labor disruption had been taking a toll on a significant number of suppliers to the Big Three, affecting their operations and labor force. This positive development in the negotiations is a promising sign for the industry as a whole, as it suggests potential relief from the adverse impacts of the ongoing labor dispute.”

To obtain the full survey results, ASE members can log in to the ASE Member Dashboard. Non-members can request the results by completing this request form.

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