General Motors Workers Suing Union, Company Over Pay Dispute

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, a GM car rests on the roof of the General Motors Corp Lordstown complex east plant, in Lordstown, Ohio. Two people briefed on the plan say General Motors Corp. will close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping…

A group of 28 workers at General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant are suing both GM and the UAW, claiming that they were wrongly classified as temporary workers, resulting in a 40 percent pay cut.

The workers were hired in 2006, fired in 2007 and then re-hired 6 months later. The workers say they were classified improperly in June of 2008. The workers are hoping to get $3-$4 million in back pay, and are suing both GM and the UAW, stating that the Union failed to look out for their interests.

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  • C.A. C.A. on May 10, 2011

    Typical, the UAW takes their money and doesn't want to defend them.