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GM Facing Still More Setbacks

May 13, 2008
It just keeps getting worse, it seems, for General Motors. Even as there’s a glimmer of hope that the nearly three-month strike at mega-supplier American Axle might soon be over, the giant automaker is facing still more walkouts at factories of its own.

About 1,500 employees at a metal stamping plant, in Mansfield, Ohio, are threatening to walk off the job, on Thursday, if they don’t get a new contract by then. GM reached a national agreement with the United Auto Workers Union last autumn, but individual plants have had to negotiate contracts of their own, and a number of those are yet to be hammered out.

That walkout would worsen an already bad situation. Workers have already gone to the picket lines in Kansas City, Kansas, at a plant making one of GM’s few really hot-selling passenger cars, the Chevrolet Malibu. There’s been a walkout at another assembly line near Lansing, Michigan, which makes large crossover vehicles. That includes the Buick Enclave, one of the struggling division’s few real successes in recent years.

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