June 21, 2019 12:00 PM, EDT

Car-Parts Plant for Ford, Tesla Resuming Work After Brief Strike

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Workers at a major auto parts plant in Michigan are poised to return to work after a brief strike June 21, alleviating the threat of a supply disruption for carmakers Ford Motor Co., Tesla Inc. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

The United Auto Workers had called the strike early June 21 after failing to reach a tentative contract agreement with Faurecia SA. But a tentative deal has been reached, Misty Matthews, a Faurecia spokeswoman, said by phone.

Faurecia’s plant in Saline, about 40 miles west of Detroit, employs 1,900 UAW members. The factory makes instrument panels, center consoles and other parts and supplies them to Ford, Tesla and Fiat Chrysler.