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Local GM Plant Closes for a Week

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Car production came to a halt at a Lansing plant after some General Motors employees at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant are told not come to work this week.

 

GM officials told 6 News this is out of their control and that it's a supplier issue. Apparently, some parts weren't delivered on time and that's caused the line to shut down and give workers an unexpected week-long vacation.

UAW local six-52 leaders told us 1,200 to 1,300 of the 1,600 employees at the plant are affected by this.

They say some will get paid, some will not and others will file for unemployment.

Although this is an unfortunate situation, workers say they know GM made the decision to ensure the company builds the best quality vehicles it can.

"We're off this week until they can get us the correct good parts to build the car, so I don't think it's where you're costing your money or anything, it's you're making sure you're doing things right," said UAW Local 652 President Mike Green.

The needed parts should be delivered by next week and employees are expected to back at work on Monday, July 23.

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