October 18, 2019 / 8:14 PM / a month ago

GM temporarily halts Chevy Blazer production because of parts shortage

FILE PHOTO: General Motors assembly workers picket outside the General Motors Bowling Green plant during the United Auto Workers (UAW) national strike in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S., October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) on Friday said it temporarily halted production of its Chevy Blazer SUV in Mexico because of a parts shortage due to a month-old strike by 48,000 U.S. hourly GM employees.

The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday reached a tentative agreement with the Detroit automaker on a new four-year-contract but will remain on strike until members complete a vote on the proposal by Oct. 25.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese

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