UAW Sues GM, Says Laid-Off Workers Should Replace Temps

The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
The lawsuit comes just weeks after GM announced it would be shuttering four plants in the U.S., resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs. The lawsuit alleges that GM is “circumventing” its agreement with UAW by employing temporary workers instead of transferring laid-off workers with seniority to operating plants.

The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The lawsuit says GM has about 1,000 workers on layoff from several factories who should be working at the plant. The UAW says its contract with GM requires it to hire the laid-off workers, including 690 at a small-car plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which is scheduled to close in March.

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Let's layoff full timers with benefits so we can hire lower paid temps with none. American capitalism at it's finest. 

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Everybody who works for GM should consider themselves as temporary.

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On 1/4/2019 at 12:27 PM, Stormysaga said:

Let's layoff full timers with benefits so we can hire lower paid temps with none. American capitalism at it's finest. 

The UAW isn't exactly innocent.  I've worked with them; they don't earn their pay. 

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