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  • GM Layoffs, Transfers and Related

    Over 1,000 GM employees have decided to transfer to other openings within the company. Many, at least so far, have alternatives that range from even more exceptionally difficult to eventually full layoffs for many.

    ​​​​Of major note: BGA will be hiring additional employees.

    Originally posted by AutomotiveeNews) [h=1
    GM to begin U.S. layoff notices as it offers job transfers[/h] UAW launches campaign to convince automaker to spare 4 U.S. plants

    https://www.autonews.com/manufacturi...=hero-headline

    DAVID SHEPARDSON
    Reuters


    BLOOMBERG

    GM said in November it will leave leave three North American assembly plants without a product, including the sedan plant in Lordstown, Ohio.


    WASHINGTON -- General Motors on Friday said it is beginning to send formal notices to U.S. government agencies of its plan to close auto plants and cut thousands of jobs as it shrinks passenger car production in North America.

    The largest U.S. automaker said 2,800 hourly active U.S. workers at four U.S. plants that will end production next year are eligible for new jobs at other plants.

    GM said it currently has 2,700 current open positions at seven plants in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.

    GM said more than 1,100 U.S. employees at plants losing production have already volunteered to transfer to other GM U.S. plants, while 1,200 are eligible to retire.

    The UAW also launched a campaign Friday to convince GM to spare the four U.S. plants from closing.

    The union is encouraging local union leaders, rank-and-file members and the public to submit comments at www.writetogm.com to “tell GM how they feel about their decision to close plants and lay off thousands of workers at the peak of the holiday season.” GM STATEMENT


    General Motors has a plan for the majority of employees currently working at Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Oshawa, Canada facilities that will be without product allocation beyond 2019.
    For U.S. hourly impacted employees, this includes approximately 2,700 available jobs at other GM U.S. plants, GM training opportunities and access to tuition assistance. More than 1,100 U.S. employees have already volunteered to transfer to other GM U.S. plants. This update coincides with GM’s filing of U.S. government-required layoff notifications.
    “Strong U.S. and Canadian economies enable us to provide these opportunities now as we position General Motors for long-term success,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Our focus remains on providing interested employees options to transition including job opportunities at other GM plants. We remain committed to working with local government officials, our unions and each individual to find appropriate opportunities for them.”

    GM U.S. HOURLY EMPLOYEES AT IMPACTED PLANTS

    TOTAL U.S. HOURLY ACTIVE EMPLOYEES IMPACTED 2,800
    EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE TO RETIRE 1,200
    TOTAL U.S. GM JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE 2,700
    EMPLOYEES ALREADY VOLUNTEERED TO TRANSFER 1,100

    GM U.S. PLANTS IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES
    The additional 2,700 jobs at GM’s U.S. manufacturing plants will support new vehicle launches beginning in 2019. The facilities needing additional employees:
    • Bedford Casting Operations in Bedford, Indiana
    • Bowling Green Assembly in Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan
    • Lansing Grand River Assembly in Lansing, Michigan
    • Toledo Transmission Operations in Toledo, Ohio
    • Spring Hill Manufacturing in Spring Hill, Tennessee
    • Arlington Assembly in Arlington, Texas
    • Skilled trades jobs available across multiple locations

    GM is building on its more than $22 billion in investments in U.S. operations since 2009 and reaffirming its commitment to maintaining a strong manufacturing presence in the U.S.

    GM CANADA EMPLOYEES - GM Canada has initiated efforts along with its dealers, local colleges and other employers to train and help secure jobs for impacted workers from the Oshawa Assembly Plant who are interested. For additional information go to media.gm.ca.

    GM SALARIED EMPLOYEES - Salaried employees impacted by the voluntary and involuntary severance programs will be provided outplacement services including job search assistance, career counseling, resume writing and interview skills. Many salaried employees at unallocated plants will have opportunities at other GM locations.

    Eligible for other jobs

    GM hasn't assigned new vehicles to the plants and hourly union workers aren’t scheduled to begin being laid off until March 1, months after the “holiday season.”

    The letter writing campaign comes nearly three weeks after GM announced the moves, which could impact roughly 6,700 U.S. plant workers, including 800 salaried, 3,300 UAW hourly workers at assembly plants in Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., and Lordstown, Ohio and powertrain factories in Warren, Mich. and White Marsh, Md.

    “Right now, workers and their families need us to stand in solidarity with them against this callous decision,” the UAW said Friday. “Without job security or stability, many of our UAW brothers and sisters are headed into the new year unsure of how they’ll provide for their families or earn a living.”

    With normal attrition rates, a GM spokesman said the company is confident that all affected hourly workers will be eligible for another job if willing to move to another plant.

    GM said many salaried employees at plants losing production "will have opportunities at other GM locations."

    The formal layoff notices will begin going to government agencies on Friday and will continue into 2019, GM said.

    GM CEO Mary Barra, who came under fire from lawmakers for how the automaker disclosed the job cuts last month, said in a statement Friday that GM's "focus remains on providing interested employees options to transition including job opportunities at other GM plants."

    GM said in November it will cease production at five North American plants -- including three assembly plants in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario -- next year and cut up to 15,000 jobs. GM is ending production of a half dozen cars, citing slow-selling sedans as one reason for the need to restructure.

    A big chunk of the job cuts include plans to trim 15 percent of GM's North American salaried workforce by early next year.

    GM said salaried workers who are losing their jobs are receiving "out-placement services including job search assistance, career counseling, resume writing and interview skills."

    GM, which announced in November it is ending production at its Oshawa assembly plant in Canada, also said it is working with"dealers, local colleges and other employers to train and help secure jobs for impacted workers from the Oshawa Assembly Plant who are interested." Canadian union Unifor has vowed to fight the plant closure.

    Two U.S. senators earlier asked GM other questions on the layoff impacts, including how many jobs will be cut at suppliers as a result.

    Michael Wayland contributed to this report.
    Last edited by John; 12-14-2018, 05:35 PM.
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    BGA is hiring. That is very postive news in the above article. Those elsewhere who stated that BGA is threatened with its actual survival because it is only be used at 27% of capacity, were not right. In fact, they were totally wrong.

    This is very postive news.

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    • #3
      The Plant is adding employees. That is good news. GM certainly is working on getting a return on the $900,000,000 they put into modernizing the factory.
      Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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      • #4
        Hmmmmm might want to think about buying a vehicle built in the current time frame in some of these places. Seen it happen more than several times over the years at our plant where rework and quality takes a huge hit during time of labor unrest. Happened especially during a large layoff of many thousands as well as when contract talks broke down.

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        • #5
          Just an opinion here.... but this reinforces my conviction that there will be more built at BG than just a new ME C8...… Sure they will be building engines, but you don't design a whole new car that is more 'labor intensive' than the one it succeeds (note that I didn't say 'replaces')….. Only time will tell.
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          • #6
            Not just your opinion tooold2race, but fact. The Powertrain Build Center insdie BGA has been expanding (taking up some of the space where the old, but not emptied and environmentally cleaned paint shop was).

            While we do not have confirmation which of the ME’s motors will be being built with the PBC, for sure you are correct.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Busa Dave View Post
              Hmmmmm might want to think about buying a vehicle built in the current time frame in some of these places. Seen it happen more than several times over the years at our plant where rework and quality takes a huge hit during time of labor unrest. Happened especially during a large layoff of many thousands as well as when contract talks broke down.
              Dave, you made a really good point for most assembly facilities.

              But as BGA is an expanding workforce, and as it is the place where most BGA want to work at...; also,

              BGA now has a state of the GM art employee training and performance skill “multi-job-certification”process in place (thanks to Kai Spande), and as every employee had to go through it last fall even if they were 30+ year employees, and as that job training/certification system will be in place and required for every employee before they touch the first customer ME, and for all who transfer into th BGA....
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              • #8
                More positive GM news for hourly workers, that 2,700 of the 2,800 will be offered a replacement job — though that will involve moving for many.

                Originally posted by DetroitNews
                GM: Most workers can transfer from idled plants

                Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit NewsPublished 10:44 a.m. ET Dec. 14, 2018 | Updated 1:52 p.m. ET Dec. 14, 2018 General Motors Co. expects to be able to offer new positions to about 2,700 of the 2,800 U.S. hourly employees affected by plans to halt production at four U.S. plants next year.

                But some of those people would have to move across the country to keep working in GM plants. And that doesn't save the plants that GM plans to idle, said United Auto Workers officials and analysts.

                "This is a really hard decision for folks to make, but it's gone on in UAW-GM history forever," said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. "It all comes down to whether they are willing to sever rights to recall to their home plant."

                GM is trying to right-size its manufacturing business as it pushes to invest more in electric and autonomous vehicles in the near future. The automaker was caught with too many plants building vehicles U.S. consumers aren't buying anymore: sedans. That means it has to cut production until it can renegotiate with the UAW next year.

                The automaker in 2019 will pull product from five plants in the U.S. and Canada, which will lead to layoffs at those facilities. Four of the facilities are in the U.S. and employ about 2,800 hourly workers, according to data released Friday by GM. There are open positions at seven other GM plants, some of which would call for workers displaced by idled plants in Michigan, Maryland and Ohio to uproot and move to a new state.

                "We have been clear that the UAW will leave no stone unturned and use any and all resources available to us regarding the future of these plants," UAW President Gary Jones said in a statement.

                UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg noted the out-of-state job offerings do nothing for UAW workers with roots in their communities.

                Ford Motor Co. is shuffling more than 1,000 hourly workers in its plants, but the Dearborn automaker had nearby plants with openings. Ford's transfers so far have been less disruptive than GM's.

                Some GM line workers in Metro Detroit would have the option to commute to other plants in Toledo, Flint or Lansing — but some could be offered jobs as far as Texas. In extreme cases like that, workers could receive between $5,000 and $30,000 to relocate, as negotiated by the UAW in the 2015 contract.

                The announcement comes about three weeks after GM first announced it planned to pull slow-selling products out of U.S. plants, at least temporarily idling the factories. The move drew the ire of President Donald Trump and several other politicians as well as GM employees who felt blindsided by the news.

                GM CEO Mary Barra last week met with members of Michigan's U.S. congressional delegation to convey to lawmakers that she's trying to help the automaker respond to market shifts.

                Lawmakers are furious at GM for moving to cease production next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission plants in Michigan; at Lordstown Assembly in northeast Ohio; at Baltimore Operations in Maryland; and at Oshawa Assembly in Ontario.

                "I understand how GM's recent news is affecting our colleagues, families and communities," Barra wrote in a Friday tweet. "Our focus remains on helping employees. Today we have a plan for the majority of employees currently working at our impacted plants in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Oshawa, Canada that includes job opportunities at other GM facilities. We're committed to doing the right thing, for the future of GM and our people."

                More than 1,100 U.S. employees have volunteered to transfer to other U.S. plants when the four U.S. factories currently making GM sedans and small cars go dark ahead of contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers next year, GM said Friday.

                Of the 2,800 people affected by the idled plants, 1,200 are eligible to retire, GM said. The automaker has 2,700 positions open in the U.S. thanks to new vehicle launches in 2019. The automaker said plants in Lansing, Flint, Toledo, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas all need additional employees.

                Considering the retirement opportunities and spots at new plants, all of those affected by the idled plants are accounted for.

                "GM has places for a lot of these people," Dziczek said. But, she said, "On net, there's fewer plants. There's fewer potential jobs."

                The plants GM plans to idle next year were all operating in 2018 at low levels. Eight of 12 GM assembly plants in the U.S. were operating at 80 percent capacity or less this year, according to data from LMC Automotive. Automakers consider the break-even point for capacity utilization to be 80 percent.

                In addition to the plant changes next year, GM is expected to cut 8,000 salaried workers through buyouts or layoffs in early 2019. The automaker said Friday those employees would be provided career assistance upon exit.

                President Trump on Thursday said that Barra's cost-cutting moves were "nasty."

                "I don’t like what she did, it was nasty," Trump said in an interview on Fox News.

                "To tell me a couple of weeks before Christmas that she’s going to close in Ohio and Michigan, not acceptable to me," Trump continued. "General Motors is not going to be treated well."

                GM can't officially close any plants — outside of special circumstances — outside of negotiations with the UAW. GM decided to "unallocate" products at those plants, meaning the plants won't be closed, but they won't be building anything.

                The fate of the U.S. facilities won't be decided until UAW contract negotiations next year.

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                https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...ar/2310253002/
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                • #9
                  Fifty more GM employees got layoff notices, in their battery making plant, e.g., with the demise of the Volt announced earlier. As the article notes, probably therefore no immediate successor to the Volt. So might GM either be taking a time out, for moving away from pure battery vehicles instead to hybrids like the Bolt???

                  Originally posted by GreenCarReports
                  GM battery facility discharge suggests no immediate successor for Chevy Volt

                  Bengt Halvorson
                  7 CommentsDec 19, 2018
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                  2019 Chevrolet Volt
                  2019 Chevrolet Volt

                  Will the Chevrolet Volt get an immediate successor, or will any other model soon carry on with the potential of its brilliant Voltec plug-in hybrid system?

                  Considering what General Motors announced yesterday, both of those possibilities are now looking less likely.

                  GM said that it will cut 50 jobs at the Brownstown facility that assembled battery packs for the Volt, as well as a few other models, including the Buick LaCrosse and its eAssist system.
                  https://www.greencarreports.com/news...for-chevy-volt


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