Detroit Diesel plant workers strike

DETROIT, Mich. — About 1,300 workers at DaimlerChrysler AG’s Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. went on strike Tuesday, reports the Detroit News.

Workers, represented by the United Auto Workers Union, have been without a since Oct. 31.

The Redford plant supplies 85 per cent of the engines to Freightliner LLC’s heavy-duty truck making plant in Cleveland, N.C. according to the news report.

Detroit Diesel’s primary product at the Redford plant is the Series 60 diesel engine for commercial trucks.

Detroit Diesel is also the the exclusive provider of diesel engines to DaimlerChrysler’s Freightliner Group, which Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks.

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