GM And UAW Reach Wage Cut Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

General Motors and the United Auto Workers say they have reached a deal that could cut in half the hourly wage of some workers at one Michigan factory.

The deal at the plant in Orion Township near Detroit is part of a plan to help GM build profitable compact and subcompact cars in the U.S.

The deal was revealed Thursday as GM announced that it would build a new compact Buick at the factory. The plant already is being retooled to build the Chevrolet Aveo subcompact.

Under the plan, 40 percent of the plant's workers could be paid around $15 an hour. The rest will make top UAW wages of around $29 an hour.


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  • by Bob Location: Lansing on Oct 13, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    That is good about the wage cuts, but what about Government? What about Taxes, the less you make, the less you pay. That is with common labor!! I wish they would pay minimum wage and gas would go up to $12 a gallon. Then see what these big Corps and Government do!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2010 at 04:59 AM
    The unions is slowly learning that they can no longer demand high wages for skillless jobs.
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