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Nearly 600 Workers At New Lear Plant In Flint, Michigan ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join UAW

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019
by The ABC12 News Team
Nearly 600 Workers At New Lear Plant In Flint, Michigan ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join UAW

(FLINT, MICHIGAN) – Employees at Flint's newest Auto Parts Manufacturing Facility have joined the largest Union representing Mid-Michigan Workers.

Nearly 600 Employees of the Lear Automotive plant on the former Buick City site voted earlier this year to Unionize with the United Auto Workers (UAW), which is now looking forward to negotiating a contract on behalf of the Workers.

“We are thrilled to bring Lear’s exceptional workers into the UAW Family and are excited about the prospect of new jobs available in Flint,” UAW President Gary Jones said.

The Lear Workers will join UAW Local 659 in Flint.

The 156,000-square-foot Lear plant makes front and rear seats for pickup trucks assembled at GM’s Flint Assembly Plant.  It also makes center console seats for GM vehicles produced in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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