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GM eliminates shift at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center

by Drew Johnson

Just a week after finalizing a contract with the UAW, General Motors has announced that it will cut one shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. The elimination of the shift will impact 767 of the plant's 1,847 hourly workers. The plant also employs 178 salaried workers.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center currently runs two shifts to produce the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne. The cut back is due to lagging sales; DTS sales are down 14% on the year and the Lucerne is down 15%.

The change is slated to begin on January 2.