Jobs Bank Grows as Jobs Dwindle

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

The jobs bank at GM's Lordstown, Ohio metal stamping plant is about to receive a deposit. The Warren, Ohio Tribune Chronicle reports that about 20 workers will join the 38 already in the "money for nothing and your checks for free" repository when their jobs are phased out over the next few weeks. The workers, skilled tradesmen, will draw a 40-hour salary plus bennies while waiting for another position to open up. UAW Local 1714 president David Green says that he'd like to negotiate more enhanced buyouts and retirement incentives so they could move some of the idle workers into the vacated positions. Green also said the workers could get training while waiting for Godot reassignment or retirement "We try not to let them sit," Green demurred.

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