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AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR
(2008-04-01)
(wgvu) - GENERAL MOTORS HAS SHUT DOWN A DETROIT AREA SEDAN
PLANT.
YESTERDAY'S MOVE IS A SIGN THAT A STRIKE BY SUPPLIER AMERICAN
AXLE AND MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS IS CUTTING DEEPER INTO GM'S LINEUP
AND INTO THE LARGER AUTO INDUSTRY.
GM SAYS IT SHUT DOWN ITS HAMTRAMCK ASSEMBLY PLANT, WHICH EMPLOYS
18-HUNDRED-49 HOURLY WORKERS AND MAKES THE BUICK LUCERNE AND
CADILLAC DTS.
IT'S THE 29TH PLANT GM HAS FULLY OR PARTIALLY SHUT BECAUSE OF
PARTS SHORTAGES DUE TO THE MONTHLONG STRIKE.
THE STRIKE HAS AFFECTED JUST OVER 39,000 GM HOURLY WORKERS.
ABOUT 3,600 UNITED AUTO WORKS UNION MEMBERS AT FIVE AMERICAN
AXLE PLANTS IN MICHIGAN AND NEW YORK WALKED OFF THEIR JOBS FEBRUARY
26TH IN A WAGE AND BENEFIT DISPUTE.
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