Mitsubishi Workers have scheduled a strike authorization vote tomorrow. This is in spite of plans to end production in the plant in late November and to close the facility next May. The UAW Local 2488 Facebook page posted the vote announcement this morning. The company and union have extended the existing contract twice, once for more than a month and more recently for a couple days. The pact sunsets tomorrow night. A strike authorization does not guarantee a walkout.
The voting opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 6p.m. tomorrow. Union leaders have not yet briefed members on the issues dividing the two sides with only a few hours before the vote.
A local task force is trying to help the company find a buyer for the plant as Mitsubishi sends production of the Outlander Sport overseas.