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Stellantis Pulls Out of SEMA and Now LA Auto Show Amid Rising UAW Strike Costs

Stellantis has announced the cancellation of its participation in two major automotive events—SEMA in Las Vegas and the LA Auto Show. The decision comes as the company grapples with the financial repercussions of the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike.


The Financial Strain of the UAW Strike


The UAW strike has been a significant financial burden for Stellantis, compelling the company to reevaluate its commitments and make strategic adjustments. As part of its contingency plan, Stellantis has opted to withdraw from SEMA, scheduled to take place from October 31 to November 3, 2023, and the LA Auto Show, slated for November 16 to 26, 2023.


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The Impact on SEMA and the LA Auto Show


SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association show, is one of the premier events in the automotive calendar, attracting exhibitors and attendees from around the globe. Similarly, the LA Auto Show is a significant platform for automakers to showcase their latest green mobility innovations and models. Stellantis’ absence from these events will undoubtedly leave a void, as the company had initially planned elaborate displays and presentations.


Stellantis’ Contingency Measures


The decision to withdraw from these high-profile events is part of Stellantis’ broader contingency plan to mitigate the financial strain caused by the UAW strike. While the specifics of the plan have not been disclosed, the cancellation of these events indicates a significant shift in the company’s strategy as it navigates through the challenges posed by the labor dispute.


What Lies Ahead?


The ongoing UAW strike and its financial implications have forced Stellantis to make tough decisions that impact not only the company but also the broader automotive industry. The cancellation of its participation in SEMA and the LA Auto Show raises questions about the company’s future plans and commitments, as it continues to negotiate with the UAW.



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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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