Nexteer Workers Vote Today On Labor Contract 6-16-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Nexteer Workers Vote Today On Labor Contract 6-16-2010

A Saginaw-area auto supplier said it will create 500 full-time jobs if United Auto Workers union members accept wage cuts of up to $8 an hour.
The 2,100 union employees began voting on the proposed five-year contract early Thursday morning. Voting is slated to end at 9 p.m.
Union officials hope to know the outcome of the vote by midnight.
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UAW Local 699 said the plant will hire 200 people and move more than 300 temporary employees to full-time status if the agreement wins ratification.
However, concerned workers told WNEM TV5 they are questioning the new job deal, calling it a pro-management contract.
Watch: Some Nexteer Employees Wary Of Labor Deal
Details of the contract show skilled trade employees would lose $8 an hour and production workers would lose $2.50 an hour. Union officials said the pay decrease comes with "substantial incentives" for employees.
Temporary workers hired full time would get $14.50 an hour, and new hires would get $12.
The plant was formerly part of Delphi.
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