updated: 8/16/2010 8:14:48 AM

[UPDATED] UAW: GM Has 'Aggressive' Time Frame for Plant Closure

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

 Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob tells Inside INdiana Business he's disappointed local UAW members have decided not to vote on the potential sale.

A United Auto Workers official tells Inside INdiana Business that General Motors Co. will post details of a wind down of operations at its Indianapolis stamping plant "Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest." That word comes as membership at UAW Local 23 said it would not vote on a proposed deal for GM to sell the plant to Chicago-based JD Norman Industries. UAW Region 3 Director Mo Davison says he's "never seen anything like it."

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Davison says representatives from the international union arrived at local 23 headquarters in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon to explain details of a tentative agreement to sell the plant, but the presentation never happened.

He says "some of the representatives feared for their safety" adding workers in attendance "were unruly, chanting and making it impossible to conduct the meeting."

Attempts to contact Local 23 President Ray Kennedy have been unsuccessful.

GM has said if a sale is not completed, it would close the stamping plant, which currently employs more than 650.


Source: Inside INdiana Business

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