USA: Unions claim axe hangs over Orion, Linden shifts
Poor big car sales may force General Motors to axe one of two shifts at its Orion Township assembly plant and lay off nearly half of the plant's 3,700 hourly workers, a local union leader told the Detroit News yesterday. The newspaper also cited another union official saying that GM is considering axing a shift at its Linden, New Jersey plant which uses 2,400 hourly workers to build compact pickups and sport-utility vehicles.
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