PITTSBURGH — As the United Auto Workers strike enters a fourth day, economists and dealerships are closely monitoring the situation.
Richard Bazzy, Owner at Shults Ford, told Channel 11 that he is hopeful both sides will reach a resolution soon. His dealership has not yet been impacted by the work stoppage, and he has no plans to make adjustments.
“I don’t feel it yet. I don’t know that anybody does or will,” he said. “I hope nobody does.”
Bazzy said the industry is finally seeing relief from the supply chain issues that came with COVID-19, and that his dealership and others have worked hard to increase inventory.
“I think we’ll be fine,” he said, “I think we’ll be fine for several months.”
According to experts, the impact will largely depend on how long the strike lasts.
The UAW is asking for a 36 percent pay increase over four years, along with other demands that would increase costs for the companies.
Bazzy told Channel 11 that the strike will not impact pricing at his dealerships.
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