Instead of putting General Motors workers back into business, the Union Auto Workers (UAW) concluded the Sunday meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, with hundreds of jobs suspended and no news of their revival yet. The meeting ended with the decision that the business in the General Motor local plant will be put to a halt before the stipulated time, which is next year.
The problem emerged last spring when GM plant was put on sale. JD Norman Industries offered the most convenient deal yet, the lowest wage condition, stating that it requires a cut down in payments by almost 50%. Although the workers were to vote on the whole proposal on Monday, Greg Clark, the UAW Local 23 Local Chairman, said that there would be no vote.
One of the workers at GM, Nick Ellis, attended the meeting on Sunday in order to acquire more information about the whole deal.
Ellis has been working for GM for 4 years now, and has no idea where to go after the closure of the plant. However, he clarified that the cut down is not acceptable and is "disrespectful". Ellis has 2 children and simply cannot afford them with only $15.50 an hour.
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