CHICAGO (CBS) — Auto mechanics are on strike at greater than 50 automobile dealerships in Chicago and the suburbs.
Greater than 800 mechanics represented by Car Mechanics’ Native 701 walked off the job on Monday, a day after authorizing a strike. They work at 56 dealerships within the Chicago space.
The union’s contract with the New Automotive Supplier Committee expired on Sunday, and the union stated 97% of its members voted to reject the committee’s newest contract proposal, after which approved a strike by a 99% vote.
Passing drivers honked their horns to indicate assist for union mechanics exterior of 94 Nissan in South Holland on Monday.
The identical union additionally staged a seven-week strike at roughly 130 automobile dealerships within the Chicago space in 2017, earlier than agreeing to a four-year dea.