DETROIT – Although health care benefits and plant closures will capture the headlines, worker utilization is one of the many other issues General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union will begin to negotiate when bargaining kicks off July 17. And the auto maker has some compelling complaints. For example, GM continues to pay roughly 100 hourly workers employed at the Van Nuys, CA, assembly plant when it closed in 1992. Indeed, the union members have received pay raises with each ...

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