Corvette Plant Workers Look Ahead

bowlinggreenassembly.jpgWith the latest buyouts coming from GM, I know I personally never thought about the employees at the Corvette plant actually looking forward to the offers. I just assumed they wouldn’t be interested in what GM wanted. I was wrong. I enjoy hearing the perspective of people who make the car we love. Hear what these decisions from GM mean to them. I was enlightened by Robert Schoenberger’s interesting article in The Courier-Journal titled “Corvette plant workers eye buyouts” The Louisville Kentucky paper is a great resource and media outlet close to Bowling Green, KY (home of the Corvette plant). Schoenberger had a great quote in,

“There have been rumors about this for a while, and a lot of people are looking forward to this,” Eldon Renaud, president of the 1,000-member United Auto Workers Local 2164 in Bowling Green, said of yesterday’s announcement by GM.

He goes on to say,

About 113,000 GM employees with 10 or more years of seniority will have the option of a one-time $140,000 buyout. Employees with less than 10 years will have the option of a one-time $70,000 buyout.

In either case, accepting the payment severs all ties to GM and Delphi, including health-care and other post-retirement benefits. Employees will keep their accrued pension benefits.

What do you think about the buyout offers? If you were in the worker’s position would you consider the GM offer? Let us know here at CorvetteBlog.

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  1. Shirley Fulkerson says:

    Please let me know how to apply for a job at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

  2. Bill C. says:

    CorvetteBlog doesn’t know how to apply there other than show up to ask. I see no info about it at http://www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com or http://www.corvettemuseum.com.

  3. Peterbilt Blues says:

    I’m a member of local 1832 Peterbilt Motors for 5 years and now a member of local 737. Ford Motor Glass Plant. Could you tell me how to apply for employment at the BG Corvette Plant. Thanks

  4. Bill Connell says:

    As you can see, we have been asked this question before. We have not been informed by GM on what their process is. Sorry.

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