About 40 to 50 UAW members gathered outside
As UAW leaders
“I left my home and everything there in
Wolikow works at Flint assembly, but he spent years working at
“If there’s no product for
Goodchild, Wolikow, Brown and others at the rally said they are ready to stay on strike longer if need be to get a product for
“I haven’t had a heads up on anything,” Hill said. “I’m sure with
Right now, he said, much of the speculation is focusing on a scenario where the Workhorse buys the factory. The belief, he said, is that no product has been allocated by
Known provisions of the proposed tentative agreement include:
_ 3-4% wage and lump sum increases in alternating years.
_ As part of that investment,
_ Temporary workers, who have been paid $15-19 an hour with inferior benefits to permanent autoworkers, get a path to a permanent role.
_ Newer union workers with two weeks’ vacation a year will get to take one of those weeks at their choosing. In the previous contract, these employees were required to take both paid vacation weeks during scheduled plant shutdowns. The second week of a plant shutdown would be considered a layoff, qualifying workers for unemployment.
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