Warren, Michigan-based LINC Logistics Company — which employs roughly 125 workers at GM’s Orion Township assembly plant that is in charge of building the Chevrolet Sonic and upcoming Buick Verano and is represented by the UAW — has hit a snag in its contract agreements with the UAW based on wages.
Whereas an Orion plant worker makes about around $14 or $28 an hour depending on which wage tier bracket they fall under, an LINC worker sees around $10 per hour. Needless to say, we can see where the tension emerges from. And since the UAW and LINC have yet to find some common ground, the logistics workers have voted on authorizing a strike, which ended passing by a 98 percent margin. However, GM spokesperson Kim Carpenter has stated to Automotive News that the company does not see the strike in being much of a factor in getting the Sonic to market.
Source: The Detroit News