DETROIT – On Monday, General Motors announced that more than 650 hourly workers in the United States will transition from temporary to full-time employment this month.
The temporary employees who will be impacted work at GM plants and other sites in Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Missouri.
“We are proud to welcome these team members as regular, full-time employees,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “Our people are the heart and soul of everything we do and through their hard work and dedication to building quality products, they are taking the next step in their journey with GM.”
United Automobile Workers Vice President Terry Dittes, director of the union’s General Motors department issued a statement on the announcement.
“UAW members negotiated and ratified a path to seniority status in the 2019 National Negotiations and because of their contract, 650 members will gain seniority status and benefits this month. This life-changing event is a testament to our members’ hard work as permanent temporary employees and the power of collective bargaining that created this defined path for them to seniority status,” said Dittes.