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Thursday, 10 February 2022 09:02

GM Cancels Shifts at 1 Car Plant, Works to Keep Another Going Amid Bridge Protest

Written by Jamie L. LaReau
A small line of semi-trailer trucks line up along northbound Interstate 75 in Detroit as the Ambassador Bridge entrance is blocked off for travel to Canada on Feb. 8. A small line of semi-trailer trucks line up along northbound Interstate 75 in Detroit as the Ambassador Bridge entrance is blocked off for travel to Canada on Feb. 8. Ryan Garza

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General Motors has canceled two shifts at one Michigan factory and has been rerouting trucks to keep another plant running as truckers continued to restrict travel across the Ambassador Bridge.

Feb. 9 marked the third day of the protest at the border crossing by truckers who object to pandemic vaccine mandates in Canada. The blockade is shutting down traffic on the international gateway between the U.S. and Canada. Many auto parts make their way to factories over the Ambassador Bridge. 

 

Until Feb. 9, GM's car production had not been interrupted by a shortage of supplies due to the bridge protest, but by late afternoon GM confirmed that the second shift at Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant would be canceled.

 

To read more, see the Detroit Free Press.