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UAW files lawsuit against GM to halt use of temporary workers

By staff

Car doors inside an auto plant.

Washington, DC – The UAW filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, January 2, against General Motors for breach of labor contract. The suit requests that the court order GM to transfer seniority union members to the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly Plant in keeping with the contractual agreement between the parties. GM is currently circumventing the agreement by using temporary employees.

There are approximately 1000 seniority employees on layoff nationwide, including 690 employees laid off at the Lordstown, Ohio Assembly Plant, many of whom have applied to transfer to openings at the Fort Wayne Plant.

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