UAW-management détente at Chevrolet Cruze assembly plant has been restored

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 29, 2010

The tension at the Chevrolet Cruze assembly plant was dissipated only a day after a dispute started due to claims that General Motors Co. used outside workers to make factory repairs on the cars.

Union Local 1112 President Jim Graham said that after union leaders insisted last week that the work has to be done in-house, GM halted its practice of bringing the cars to a third-party vendor for underbody repairs. Graham represents about 4,500 workers at Chevrolet’s Lordstown (Ohio) Assembly Plant.

According to GM spokesman Chris Lee, the parties are addressing the issue jointly and that a resolution is “expected soon.” After the union learned of the outsourced repairs, Graham and UAW Local 1112 Shop Chairman Ben Strickland released a letter via a factory flyer last week.

This letter, which stated that relations with management had not improved, was posted on several Web sites. In this letter, Graham and Strickland said that management only wants to work when it benefits them and that “they have been sneaky, evasive and dishonest on many issues.”

Graham now explains that the message in the letter was made under the stresses that the union and management are under to build the hot-selling new Chevrolet compact and as a result, was harsher than necessary. Graham calls it a “family squabble.” [via autonews - sub. required]

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