In the weeks ahead, car buyers will have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors, thousands of auto plant workers will likely be told to stay home, and companies such as Toyota, Honda and others will lose billions of dollars in revenue.
Automotive Components Holdings, which makes hydraulic steering systems for Ford Motor Co., notified the state this week that it plans to permanently lay off 26 employees during the first two weeks of 2011.
An attorney for a union representing some 2,100 people who worked at two Visteon plants in Indiana argued Tuesday that many
are facing hardship, and that the order should be stayed pending an appeal to a federal district court judge.
Forty-three former employees of Navistar Inc.’s shuttered diesel engine plant have sued the company, claiming it
breached their collective bargaining agreement by moving plant work in recent years to non-union facilities.