Friday, June 30, 2006

Delphi's new work force

The Freep reported on Wednesday that Delphi has hired more than 2,000 temps to replace some of the 12,600 hourly workers who have taken buyouts or accepted transfers to GM.

"Paying them half as much with no benefits," grumbled my husband when I mentioned it. He's a longtime hourly worker and former committeeman with UAW Local 113 in Muskegon. As you might imagine, he's seen his earning power do nothing but plummet since he started working in manufacturing in the late 70s.

He's right, too, although when companies cut costs by hiring temps, it's not news -- it's just a damn shame. "Just another way of stickin' it to the working man," he says.


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