The General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been shut down due to a nationwide United Auto Workers strike. The members of the UAW voted to authorize a strike against GM for what they consider fair wages. The strike vote passed by nearly 98 percent. They are joined by roughly 49,000 of their counterparts in the first nationwide strike involving GM since 2007. That strike lasted two days.
There are approximately 900 hourly union workers at the plant. At 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night September 15th, several Local 2164 UAW workers gathered just outside of the access road to the plant carrying pickets. It has been reported that all three roadway entrances to the plant now have picket lines.
Prior to the strike, production of Corvettes at the assembly plant was halted for retooling for the production of the eighth generation mid-engine Corvette. Production of the 2020 Corvette was scheduled to begin in December. At this time, it is not known what effect the strike will have on that schedule.
General Motors assembly workers picket outside the General Motors Bowling Green plant during the United Auto Workers (UAW) national strike in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
October 14, 1973 - September 12, 2019
Steve Rubin (shown in the center) with his father, Les, (left) and his good friend, Tom Sherrick. Shown on the right is Steve's 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible.
These pictures were taken at this year's Fathers Day Charity Car Show.
It is with great sadness to report the passing of Steve Rubin. Steve suffered a heart attack and passed away on September 12th. He was 45 years old. He is survived by his wife, Vicky, and his parents Les and Esther Rubin. Les and Esther have been NSCC club members since 2003.
The Shiva will be held Saturday from 8:00PM until 10:00PM. Sunday from 7:00PM until 10:00PM and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at the Rubin Residence, 4420 Lindenwood Lane, Northbrook, Illinois 60062.
Steve was also a current club member and joined the club in 2005. He owned a 1965 Sting Ray convertible. He loved cars, especially Corvettes, and could tell you just about anything you wanted to know about them down to the finest detail. You could always find him at local car events and cruise nights.
Steve was well liked and will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him.
New NSCC Club Logos
We would like to introduce two new logos for our club. The new logos are designed around the C8 logos being offered on the new eighth generation mid-engine Corvettes. GM is offering two styles which can be ordered on the new Corvette. The Carbon and the Chrome.