Nearly 200 workers at Mercedes supplier ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa went on strike Wednesday.

According to United Auto Workers (UAW), the workers supply front axles to Mercedes and are fighting for a "fair contract."

Tony Sapienza, head of communications for ZF North America, told NBC News that UAW employees at the Tuscaloosa plant have walked out.

"We remain committed to continuing negotiations in good faith and are hopeful that we can come to a resolution soon," he said, adding that the plant is continuing to run during the strike.

According to the outlet, the strike in Alabama is a separate action and a separate negotiation from the ongoing UAW strike. About 12,700 auto workers went on strike Friday after their previous contract with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis expired.

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