Richard "Dick" Shoemaker told a buncha union local leaders yesterday 12,400 workers at GM and 3,620 workers at Delphi have applied for GM's early retirement plan. Analysts seem to think these numbers, which are not only preliminary but also haven't been official-ized by anyone, sound like a pretty good number. Of course, there's still almost seven weeks left for employees to take the deal — so really — it's anyone's guess how many more'll take it.
UAW official says 16,020 GM, Delphi workers take buyouts [MarketWatch]
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