GM: over 1,350 temps will get full-time jobs by March 31

  • GM: over 1,350 temps will get full-time jobs by March 31

GM: over 1,350 temps will get full-time jobs by March 31

General Motors Co. delivered on one of the key promises made in its labor contract that ended a 40-day strike in October by giving 1,350 temporary staffers full-time status.

Remaining employees who are moving to full-time employment are in Indiana, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky, GM said in a news release Wednesday, Jan. 15.

One of the main sticking points in last fall's contract negotiations between GM and the UAW was the use of temporary workers. They'll get improved health care benefits, including dental and vision coverage.

Workers pay between $ 21 and $ 24 an hour, depending on seniority, and receive low-priced health benefits, dentist and eyesight benefits, 401 (k) corporate contributions, and annual profit sharing checks. Those employees typically put in full-time hours, but don't have numerous same benefits as permanent employees.

Eventually they'll reach the top wage for a full-time production worker of $32.32 per hour.

In exchange for giving temps a better shake, the UAW acceded to GM's plans to close a large and underused assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, and two small transmission plants in Maryland and MI.