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GM Lordstown plans to hire new ‘flex-time’ workers

Published: Sun, December 4, 2011 @ 10:36 a.m.

GM Lordstown plans to hire new ‘flex-time’ workers

By Karl Henkel



General Motors Co. Lordstown will hire additional workers by the end of the year, but they won’t be the typical full-time, entry-level or temporary employees.

Dave Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 1714, said the fabrication plant plans to hire 15 new workers by the end of the month under a new “flex-time” label that was agreed upon in the latest local contract negotiations.

“We’ve never done this locally,” Green said. “We’re trying to stay as competitive as we can to make sure the facility stays open as long as it can.”

Flex-timers will be most similar to current entry-level employees and will make the standard Tier 2 rate of $14 an hour. The difference is that they will work 32 hours a week — on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays — instead of the full-time 40.

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1redvert(2173 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Hey, 32 hours a week at $14.00 a hour ($448.00 a week ) isn't bad.....as long as they pay their union dues.

I am sure they will pay a discounted rate on their union dues..........right!!!

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

""Hey, 32 hours a week at $14.00 a hour ($448.00 a week ) isn't bad...""

red, can you pay a mortgage, electric, gas, phone, water, sewer, taxes on that?

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3redeye1(5167 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

$448.00 a week before taxes. Okay let's see approx. 30% for taxes = $134.00 and union dues $15.00 per week. $448.00- $134.00- $15.00 =$299.00 a week. Wow! I can get in section 8 housing now, if I don't exceed the income limit.

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4Traveler(606 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Sad that with taxs and inflation what they are you can no longer have a good life on 14 dollars a hour

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

What a ass

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6DwightK(1384 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

A job at $14 an hour is better than sitting around collecting unemployment. Given the amount of posts I see from some visitors to this site they should apply to supplement their income and take up their free time.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

@ Robert
I;m sure that that makes you feel good that the blood stained cars from the JAPS sell will . BOY ARE YOU SICK

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8captdinger(108 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

"robert' and fairandequal" time to grow up and move on. would you rather everyone be out of work? Boy, that would show them.

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9redvert(2173 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Citizen, you did understand didn't you that my original comment was a little on the "this is great" side. My emphasis was on the fact that the three day employees will make less but the union dues will still no doubt be the same. Got to support the big guys up top that think and speak for you.

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10rocky14(773 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago


I remember when the Union workers used to get laid off,you salary employees used to laugh at us as we walked out the door.
You thought it would never happen to you white collar guys.
Now the shoe is on the other foot.

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11Veleuk(18 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

"As Honda and Toyota sales fly past Cruze it becomes more obvious that obama's bailout was a farce."

Yes and they are the most American made cars too. http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.j...

The Chevy Cruze is nothing more than a foreign car assembled in America. GM needs to collapse so that we can stop subsidizing these foreign auto parts makers.

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12author50(1121 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

15 people at $14 an hour is better than nothing.

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13VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Don't idolize Honda and Toyota too much, as they are having issues as well. I had 2 relatives trade away their Honda's recently due to issues and disappointments. Meanwhile, we all know what Toyota has gone through this past year. It has not been good.

My 2008 GM Chevy Silverado has been a blessing so far and I would buy another one when the time comes.

Just because a foreign car is "assembled in USA" by American(?) workers, does not mean the money stays here, as the cash goes back overseas to the originating company for disposal in their country. There truely is no one automotive manufacturing line that can say their vehicles are 100% Made in USA anymore, as we have become more of a world economy.

Despite my happiness in buyng American products, when it comes to small ticket items, I have given up on trying to buy "Made in America" products anymore because they are impossible to find. Merchants are finding more profits in selling imported products, as shoppers expect bargains today rather than "made in America" goods.

If that is UnAmerican, then people like fairandequal must not be practicing what they preach.

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14ytown_kills_me(64 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

got to agree with one thing why does my Impala say it was manufactured in Canada on the door ?.....why did a Cavalier i own say the same about Mexico....the buick regal is mostly made in Germany...these plants only assemble the pieces it seems...oh and the new "smart" car they are gonna make in i beleiev Korea...WTF...now we see why there are NO industry jobs in America anymore...check the parts on your "so-called" American made GM...

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