OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- More than two-thirds of the hourly workers at the General Motors plant in Oklahoma City have made decisions on whether to accept early retirement, a buyout or transfer to another plant.
GM shut down the plant in February as part of a plan to cut costs and reduce its work force by 30,000 employees nationwide by 2008.
United Auto Workers Local 1999 says nearly 1,600 of the 2,200 workers in Oklahoma City have accepted one of the offers with three weeks left to make a decision.
The deadline to accept an offer is June 23rd. Those who don't take early retirement or a buyout will be paid full salaries and benefits until the labor contract expires in September 2007.