Temp Workers Sue GM, UAW For Back Wages

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A group of temporary workers launched a lawsuit Friday in Ohio claiming General Motors LLC, with the acquiescence of the United Auto Workers union, illegally extended their temporary assignments rather than granting them permanent employee status as required by law.

The 28 workers, who were hired at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant in October 2006, claim that GM misclassified them as temporary workers in order to sidestep full pay and benefits before ultimately firing them and that the union failed to adequately represent them.

“Not only was...
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