The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors is in its third week, and it's costing a lot of people a lot of money.
"At this point, it's already quite painful in the United States, particularly in metro Detroit, says Patrick Anderson, CEO of the Anderson Economic Group. "And our estimated wage losses are already above $400 million right out of people's paychecks that work in the automotive industry."
That $400 million estimate includes both striking GM workers and workers in the supplier industry who've been laid off because of the strike.
Anderson says GM has lost about $600 million in revenue from the strike. But he says the automaker was well prepared for the strike, with above-average inventories of vehicles.