Due to the sheer amount of workers (470 out of 1,100) transferring out of GM’s Orion Twp. assembly plant to the company’s Flint assembly plant to provide the manpower needed for the plant’s recently announced third shift to build more full-sized trucks, General Motors will not slash the wages of those remaining at Orion who will work under the first-tier wages of $28 an hour.
This does not mean that new employees won’t be hired at wages under the second-tier rate of about $15 an hour, but it’s good to know that those who chose to remain employed at the plant rather than take a transfer to an open position at Flint or Lordstown, Ohio (located roughly 250 miles away) will lose any of their wages. Orion assembly is currently undergoing retooling to prepare for the production of the Gamma II-based Chevrolet Sonic and Delta II-based Buick Verano.
Source: The Detroit Free Press