Merry Christmas GM workers: $250 bonus checks coming

LORDSTOWN — Most General Motors Co. workers will have a little extra money to spend this holiday season.

Hourly workers will receive $250 bonuses in their Dec. 16 paychecks, a company spokeswoman said today.

That amounts to more than $1 million injected into the local economy, based on Lordstown’s more than 4,500 workers.

Employees achieved vehicle-quality standards set forth in the United Auto Workers labor agreement from this fall. GM reached 98 percent of its quality targets, the company said. Nearly all its workers will receive the bonus.

“Right now we’re more quality conscious that I’ve seen in years,” said Jim Graham, president of UAW Local 1112 at Lordstown, said of meeting the quality standards.

Salaried employees fall under a different bonus program; their bonuses will not be determined until next year.

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