By Bryce Hoffman/The Detroit News
Workers at Chrysler Group LLC’s Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance plant voted Sunday to authorize a strike ahead of scheduled local negotiations on a number of issues, including a controversial rotating shift schedule that was announced last week.
Nearly 99 percent of workers at the Dundee engine factory voted in favor of authorizing a strike, according to members of United Auto Workers Local 723, which represents them. They said the unorthodox schedule — which requires them to work days one week, nights the next — was the main reason for the strong support for the strike authorization.
“That’s the No. 1 thing people want to see change: getting that shift eliminated,” said worker Todd Favreau.