General Motors Corp.’s Linden, NJ, assembly plant is idled permanently following production of a white Chevrolet Blazer SUV on April 20. While the plant will not be producing vehicles, it will not close formally a move barred by GM’s current national contract with the United Auto Workers union, which expires in 2007. Chevy Blazer production ends. There are no plans to assemble any new vehicles at the 68-year-old plant, which also made the GMC Jimmy SUV. The plant’s 1,000 workers ...

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