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November 12, 2009

November 12, 2009


GM moving 840 jobs from doomed Tennessee plant to Lansing area


Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Union workers at General Motors’ soon-to-be idled assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., were offered 840 jobs at the Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan, where GM is relocating production of the Chevrolet Traverse.

More than 2,000 GM workers will be idled when assembly lines at GM’s plant south of Nashville shuts down Nov. 25.

United Auto Workers Local 1853 President Mike O’Rourke said today that GM’s offer was expected, but that the 775 production and 65 skilled-trades jobs are a "very positive number" for Spring Hill workers.

GM representatives did not return messages seeking comment.

O’Rourke predicts 840 workers will go.

"For some folks, it’s going home, and for some others, it’s ‘I’ve got to feed my family,’ " he said.


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