General Motors Corp. aims to stem an ongoing problem of absenteeism with the addition of a new clause in its recently modified national labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union. Absenteeism historically has been a problem in many plants, especially on Mondays and Fridays, a GM spokeswoman says. Under the new work rules, the auto maker has the right to hire temporary workers to replace employees who don’t report for their scheduled duty. The temporary workers will be hired at an ...

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