The United Auto Workers Union is suing General Motors for allegedly violating a national contract by using temporary workers at a Fort Wayne, Indiana plant instead of employing full-timers laid off from Lordstown and other factories.
The lawsuit says GM has about 1,000 workers on layoff from several factories who should be working at the plant. The UAW says its contract with GM requires it to hire the laid-off workers, including 690 at Lordstown. GM says 35 Lordstown workers will be at the Fort Wayne facility by the end of January. In November, GM announced plans to shutter five factories this year as it adjusts to lower demand for cars.