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by News on November 15, 2011

in Union Politics and Transparency

By Brent Snavely/Detroit Free Press

The UAW is laying off about 58 staff workers who belong to a separate union to help balance a budget that has been squeezed by membership losses in recent years.

The layoffs are the result of an August agreement that provided buyout offers to the Office and Professional Employees International Union, which represents about 260 UAW employees.

A total of 100 members of the OPEIU who work at the UAW will be laid off or accept a voluntary buyout package.

“Following the nation’s economic collapse, the UAW lost an unprecedented number of members,” UAW President Bob King said in a statement.


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