General Motors are currently deep in discussion with representatives from the United Auto Workers drawing up new terms for their laborers. One of the biggest issues that’s been one of heated debate happens to be the current two-tier wage system.
The current setup — while it helps make the automaker more efficient and competitive in production costs — has been found to be discouraging to those who find themselves working in the second-tier pay bracket, which is half the amount of hourly pay the first-tier workers enjoy.
GM North America President Mark Ruess, while not giving any specifics, said that his company and the UAW are “pursuing common hourly and salary quality rewards for excellence in our negotiations,” in a report from The Detroit News. Meanwhile, second-tier workers are seemingly fed up with hearing about the financial advantage their fellow first-tier workers enjoy.
Source: The Detroit News