It’s widely acknowledged that a Delphi strike would be disastrous for GM, but somewhat less well-understood is the potential impact on other automakers. For example, every Toyota vehicle built in the United States uses components from Delphi, meaning that a strike could shut down that automaker’s state-side production. The longer-term effects of the strike would put a severe hurt on Delphi’s ability to survive bankruptcy, as the parts supplier needs to establish significant amounts of non-GM business, and the increasing presence of Asian OEMs in the US mean that those new and fragile relationships must not be hurt by a work stoppage.

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