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COURT-GM-UNION
(2007-07-06)
(wgvu) - - THE OHIO SUPREME COURT HAS RULED AGAINST
UNION EMPLOYEES WHO SOUGHT UNEMPLOYMENT PAY AFTER A 1998 WORK
STOPPAGE AT SEVERAL GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS.
EMPLOYEES AT EIGHT OHIO G-M PLANTS WERE LAID OFF FOR PARTS OF
JUNE AND JULY THAT YEAR AFTER STRIKES AT PLANTS IN FLINT LED TO
PARTS SHORTAGES.
AFTER THE STOPPAGE ENDED, THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS ARGUED FOR AND
WAS TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT BACK PAY FOR THE WEEKS OFF THE JOB. BUT THE
UNION FILED A LAWSUIT OVER HOW WORKERS WERE COMPENSATED FOR THE
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY DURING THE STOPPAGE.
THE SUPREME COURT SAID YESTERDAY THAT WORKERS WERE NOT ENTITLED
TO UNEMPLOYMENT PAY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEK. IT SAID G-M HAD
ALREADY MADE A SPECIAL PAYMENT TO THE WORKERS COMPENSATING THEM FOR
THE HOLIDAY AND FOUR VACATION DAYS.

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