GM Encourages UAW Workers to Gamble With Their Health
In addition to giving United Auto Workers (UAW) members a holiday for the start of deer season, GM is also offering them a lottery ticket just for showing up. MarketWatch reports that under the new labor deal, one year's perfect attendance could win a GM factory worker a brand-new car! Or, um, a part of one. The rules are pretty tough. If you're out sick,a doctor's excuse won't cut it. You have to prove you were sick by proffering a prescription slip or test results (which is a direct violation of HIPAA regulations if I'm not badly mistaken). Eligible workers are automatically entered into a drawing for $15K towards the purchase of a new GM ('Natch!) car or truck. Needless to say, the winner is liable for any taxes or other dealer charges. No word yet on a contest to see who can make the best car.
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