General Motors moves over 1350 temporary workers to full-time jobs

Marco Green
January 17, 2020

General Motors says 300 hourly employees in the Flint area and 100 others in MI are part of a group of more than 1,350 hourly employees who are moving from temporary to regular full-time employment during the first quarter of 2020.

One of the main sticking points in last fall's contract negotiations between GM and the UAW was the use of temporary workers.

The full-time status will offer the employees better medical benefits, company contributions to their retirement plans or the 401 (k), and profit-sharing as well as life insurance coverages.

"We are excited to welcome these employees as regular, full-time team members", Gerald Johnson, GM's executive vice president of global manufacturing, said January 15 in a statement.

Ultimately, they will reach the maximum wage for a full-time production worker of $ 32.32 an hour. The deal came after a controversial 40-day strike last fall that paralyzed GM's United States production and cost the company well over $ 1 billion.

Temporary workers can get permanent jobs after two or three years depending on their start dates, but they start at the low end of a pay scale, so people doing the same work can end up at different pay rates.

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