Bogus Contract-Buyout Story Circulates at GM Plants

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Let's see. Who's stirring up trouble this time? A phony news article circulated at five GM plants this week claimed GM was likely to offer substantial buy-outs of its UAW contract. In the phony article titled "General Motors Likely to Offer Substantial Buy-Outs," which carried the byline of a News reporter falsly identified as being with the Detroit Free Press, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger was quoted as saying a meeting with GM CEO Rick Wagoner had produced "a turning point in the auto industry," then went on to highlight buyout options for workers based on seniority. According to the News, the reaction among workers was, "Where do I sign up?"

UAW warns GM workers of bogus buyout article [The Detroit News]

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