UAW’s strike against GM sidelines 12,000 auto supplier workers, says trade group

  • The auto supplier trade organization on Tuesday said it is aware of more than 100 supplier companies “enacting some form of temporary layoffs” of up to 12,000 U.S. salaried and hourly employees.
  • About 48,000 UAW members have been on strike and picketing outside GM’s U.S. facilities since Sept. 16.
  • The impacted supplier workers add to the more than 10,000 non-UAW employees with GM to be impacted from the strike in North America and thousands more in the Canadian and Mexican supply chain. Source CNBC

U.S. pullback could boost Islamic State’s revival in Syria if Turkey goes after Kurds trying to hold thousands of IS prisoners

The American pullback from parts of northeastern Syria could help breathe new life into the Islamic State group if fighting erupts between the Kurds and Turkey. Syrian Kurdish authorities are already struggling to guard IS fighters captured during the long U.S.-backed campaign against the militants and to keep a lid on IS supporters and family members thronging displacement camps. Their  hold will suffer even more if they are fighting Turkey. Source Japan Times