SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- A union representative says buyouts announced by General Motors Corporation will lead to anywhere from 300 to 400 workers leaving their jobs at the GM assembly plant in Shreveport by July 1.
The plant has about 2,000 employees. Morgan Johnson, president of a United Auto Workers local in Shreveport, said that number will drop to around 1,700 in light of the buyouts announced Thursday by GM.
The automaker said Thursday that, nationwide, about 19,000 workers had agreed to take the buyout offers.