General Motors Corp.’s Pontiac, MI, assembly plant will lay off some 900 union members in January due to slowing demand for the auto maker’s Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra fullsize pickups. The job cuts will eliminate the plant’s third shift, which employs about 1,100 United Auto Workers Local 594 union members. Roughly 200 workers, however, will retain their jobs. Pontiac currently employs about 5,500 workers. It has operated three shifts since late 2002. Year-to-date sales of the ...

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