GM reportedly closing Mexican truck plant due to workers' strike

General Motors is reportedly closing pickup truck and transmission factories in Mexico because of a parts shortage, which the company is blaming on an ongoing workers' strike in the U.S. That's according to The Associated Press

On Tuesday, the company temporarily laid off 6,000 workers at its plant in Silao, Mexico. The plant produces Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. 

The strike, which includes more than 45,000 United Auto Workers union members, started on Sept. 16 after the union and GM failed to reach a deal. The two are trying to hash out their differences when it comes to pay, health care benefits, profit sharing and more. 

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Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, walk in front of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, walk out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs outside the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and cheer as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and cheer as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, cheer as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, walk out of the plant holding signs as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, walk out of the plant holding signs as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, holds signs and cheer as workers drive out of the plant during a strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, cheer as they walk out during a strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019. - The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on September 16, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - General Motors Co. employee Cleo Long carries strike signs outside of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
General Motors Co. employee Carl Ellison carries strike signs outside of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
General Motors Co. employee Carl More carries strike signs to his car at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
A General Motors Co. employee puts strike signs into his vehicle at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
General Motors Co. employees get their strike assignments at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 163 which represents GMs Romulus Powertrain on September 15, 2019 in Westland, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
A sign hangs on the fence outside of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 22 that wants General Motors to invest in them on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. - Local UAW leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning in Detroit after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the first UAW strike in over a decade. JP Morgan estimates it's cost GM more than $1 billion so far. 

GM sent the UAW a proposal Monday night, but the UAW's vice president said it didn't meet the demands or needs of members. The union submitted a counterproposal on Tuesday and is now waiting for GM's response. 

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