Thanks for the info. I was wondering why the layoffs were "permanent" at Orion and were occurring over a year, while the layoffs at Lansing were considered "temporary." I suppose if they bring in additional product such as the Encore, they would want to get the Tier Ones out and hire Tier 2.Correct, when they resumed production they had a 60/40 split with tier 1 and tier 2 workers. However the goal is for the plant to eventually be 100% tier 2. It is called a red circled plant, you cannot transfer in from another facility, and if you leave you may not come back. Tier 2 workers have no transfer rights unless they are laid off. So eventually over a period of time, unless the contractual language changes that ratio will get closer to 100% tier 2, could take 20 years.
Good luck to you. GM certainly could make better use of Orion than they already are.