Even though prices have come down and the federal government is helping with rebates, the average price is still above $50,000.
The union is making a bet that inconvenienced drivers will side with them – which would put pressure on the Big Three car companies to make a deal.
Kevin Czinger, of Czinger Vehicles and Divergent Technologies, envisions flexible, local factories that are fixtures in their communities.
Auto makers are trying to figure out the best way to encourage more workers to get vaccinated.
The auto manufacturer says its global operations hit the "off" switch, and anticipates higher losses in the second quarter.
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Even so-called "domestic" carmakers are global companies with international supply chains.