Under an agreement reached by General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union, the Orion, MI, assembly plant will be idled for short periods rather than reduce line speed by 25% at the facility. Slowing output would have resulted in 850 workers being laid off indefinitely. Idling the plant affects the entire 3,400-member workforce but only sporadically. To forge the deal, UAW Local 5960 reportedly made some undisclosed concessions. However, GM still plans on reducing the number of ...

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