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Tom Walsh: GM to add shifts, hourly jobs at U.S. plants in coming weeks, officials say

Detroit Free Press -- General Motors plans to make several announcements in the next few weeks about adding shifts and hourly jobs at U.S. plants, company and UAW officials said today.

UAW President Bob King, while touring the North American International Auto Show floor this morning, said he expects GM will soon surpass 20,000 jobs added since the bankruptcy restructuring of 2009.

A GM spokesman said the automaker has thus far added 18,000 hourly jobs since the bankruptcy, and confirmed that it’s looking to add capacity and shifts as it rolls out a wave of new product launches this year and next. Neither company nor UAW officials would reveal specifics of what plants will be next to get new work, or how many jobs will be added at each.

Asked about the possible impact of Michigan’s new right-to-work law on r


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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:42:33 PM

Good for GM and good for POTUS for saving them and all the other auto suppliers.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:36:24 PM

Good for GM.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:13:34 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 3:13:13 AM

Hey Tom, how about paying the American taxpayer's all you OWE US.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:53:14 AM

Good for GM !!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:37:44 PM

Make a better car and people will buy!
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This is not the hope for failure Rush promoted.
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We don't have our money back from our spendulus yet.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:03:49 PM

Good.
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Time to pull Michigan out of the shi%ter !?!!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:02:49 PM

GM will be back for another handout in the next economic downturn. They did nothing to fix their bloated payroll
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:00:50 PM

Good for jobs.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:00:19 PM

I guess that's good for some.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:00:02 PM

GOOD...
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Mo Money Mo Money...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:57:39 PM

sounds ok
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:56:15 PM

Good news
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Yay for Governmnet Motors
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:52:53 PM

This is the peak. The next leg down is coming. It will take out the old lows.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:51:01 PM

maybe gm will go under this time....
NO way say OBAMA
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:46:52 PM

Good luck. Detroit could use the jobs.
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To repair all of the recalls!!!
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Why?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:33:19 PM

sounds great
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:32:33 PM

Hope these jobs happen and they are permanent.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:30:49 PM

Good thing we didn't listen to the "let Detroit go bankrupt" fools.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:30:40 PM

Thanks for posting
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:29:52 PM

But then, they're going to have to build more cars. (Unless this is a union feather-bedding idea.) And where will we park all those cars? No space as it is around L. A.!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:27:55 PM

I am looking for a new car, I had a test drive in both a Cadillac ATS and a CTS, then a Buick LaCross. The Cadillac vehicles do not have the ride that they used to have. GM needs to start building cars we want to buy.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:23:53 PM

nice, good union jobs.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:21:04 PM

They need them bad.
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Where are the critics now?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:19:10 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:18:48 PM

great
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:15:01 PM

Good thing Obama saved GM!!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:13:19 PM

Great...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:11:33 PM

It is great that GM is planning to hire more people. Now if they can only build there cars without having so many recalls. More people, more problems.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:09:51 PM

Can't/won't pay back a loan, why trust them otherwise.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:07:51 PM

Was GM waiting to add all these jobs until after Michigan became a right-to-work state. Jobs, good--wages & benefits, probably not so good.
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if 'certain' people will allow it, the economy can grow
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:58:39 PM

Promises, promises, promises. GM is known to lie so why should be start believing them now?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:58:35 PM

i am glad 4 those jobs. e15 will mean alot of cars needed.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:58:35 PM

Sounds like good news to me, but I don't have an agenda to promote.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:56:43 PM

I agree midnight
untold amounts of unemployment paid out and reduced tax revenue for the government as the unemployed don't pay much in taxes and their ex-employer would not be paying payroll taxes
If GM would have gone bankrupt it would have cost the government almost as much as the gov't might yet lose on the stock sale
Plus who knows what kind of damage another 100,000 plus jobs lost would have done to the economy
and to clermont actually the Bush administration started the bailout of GM in late 2008
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:56:04 PM

New jobs are a great thing! So many needed everywhere.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:54:17 PM

more jobs, hopefully permanent grom gov't motors!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:52:00 PM

To ilovegoldens
GM paid back the government loan, with interest and it is up to the treasury to sell the stock in GM they own
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:51:56 PM

OK
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Jobs, can now buy a Teen Burger instead of a Costco hot dog.
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When are they going to give the taxpayers' money back?
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