Workers at Kokomo Casting Plant in Kokomo, Indiana, are striking over contract issues. UAW Local 1166 is calling for “management to repair, replace and maintain the HVAC systems, address other health and safety issues, provide clean uniforms like it does for workers at other plants. The walkout is being carefully stage-managed by both the UAW International and local to dissipate mounting anger over intolerable working conditions. The UAW has told other Kokomo-area Stellantis workers not to support the strikers by joining their picket lines. In 2018, a worker was horribly injured after a die fell on top of him at the plant, and took no measures to improve safety at KCP, according to a worker. . . .