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GENERAL MOTORS AND THE UAW HONOR 150 WORKERS FOR ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL GOALS

 GENERAL MOTORS AND THE UAW HONOR 150 WORKERS
 FOR ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL GOALS
 /ADVANCE/FLINT, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 150 UAW- represented GM workers will be recognized for their educational achievements by the UAW and General Motors at an awards ceremony here Friday, June 5, 1992. The event will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at the UAW Local 659 Union Hall, 4549 Van Slyke Road.
 Workers being honored for attaining educational goals over the last 12 months include 23 recipients of GED certificates, 43 high school diplomas, 69 associate's degrees, 11 bachelor's degrees and one master's degree. In addition, 10 family members of UAW-GM workers will also be saluted for completing their high school requirements.
 "This is a wonderful example of how our workers are utilizing their educational benefits to help them achieve their full potential on and off the job," said Thomas J. Pasco of the UAW and Richard K. McMillan of GM.
 The UAW-GM national collective bargaining agreement provides tuition-assistance benefits for active and laid-off workers. Active workers are eligible for up to $2,800 per year in pre-paid tuition payments for enrolling in adult education programs, trade and business schools, colleges and universities.
 Last year, about 19,650 UAW-GM workers from throughout the United States took advantage of the joint Tuition Assistance Plan, which paid out $10.8 million to over 5,000 educational institutions. Since 1984, more than 230,000 UAW-GM workers have received over $115 million in tuition assistance.
 Both Pasco and McMillan will address the some 150 honored workers and their guests at Friday's ceremony. The workers being recognized represent 10 of the 14 GM plants in the Flint area and UAW local unions 326, 598, 599, 651, 659, 699 and 1292.
 The UAW and GM also are establishing joint Skill Centers at each of the 14 plants in the Flint area under the joint Employe Excellence Development Program. The program is aimed at improving the basic educational skills of UAW-GM workers and their spouses.
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 /NOTE: Several UAW-GM workers being recognized at Friday's awards ceremony will be available for interviews from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again following the event at approximately 11 a.m. There also should be good photo opportunities of workers and family members.
 CONTACT: Howard Erickson of UAW-GM Human Resource Center, 313-377-6524/
 (GM) CO: United Auto Workers; General Motors Corporation ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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