I read this week that a Southern (GA?) vehicle trucker had issues with his personnel's demands related to the breadth of GM's UAW activities -- I suspect it came down to "if you do business with GM, you adhere to UAW standards," but the trucker didn't originally know this and bid assuming a lower wage structure.
As I remember it, the trucker tried to pass on the unexpected higher wages by increasing its price to GM by 15%, but GM told the trucker to pound sand. The trucker then held on to a number of GM vehicles in transit to pressure GM, but GM went to court and won an injunction to release the vehicles. That's the last I heard, but the case may be under appeal.
Whether somehow this issue of UAW jurisdiction and resulting wage and other union demands is also impacting Chrysler, who knows.
I was only partly right. Found the article, and indeed it also involves Chrysler: http://www.comcast.net/articles/fina...ED-AUTOMAKERS/