MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The General Motors Corp. Service Parts Operations plant in Martinsburg has not been forced to cut staff despite a strike that has upset work schedules at several other GM facilities.
A strike at GM's Flint Metal Center in Detroit - now in its fifth day - has resulted in shortages of hoods, fenders, doors and other sheet-metal parts. About 3,400 workers walked out over disputes on work rules and staffing levels.
A plant near Detroit sent 2,800 workers home early Monday because there wasn't enough work. GM also sent workers home early from a light truck plant in Moraine, Ohio, and from a car plant in Oshawa, Ontario.
"Unfortunately, we can't really speculate on the impact it will have on other GM facilities," said Darcy Traynor, media relations manager for the GM service parts operation in Detroit.