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Program will upgrade skills at General Dynamics.

More than 6,000 workers engaged in building armored vehicles for the Armed Forces were covered by a settlement between General Dynamics Corp.'s Land Systems Division and the Auto Workers. The workers are located at plants in Warren and Sterling Heights, MI; Lima, OH; and Scranton, PA.

The 3-year agreement does not provide for specified wage changes, but does call for an immediate lump-sum payment consisting of a $1,500 ratification bonus and an amount equal to 3 percent of the employee's earnings during the preceding 12 months. In July of 1989 and 1990, the workers will receive additional payments, using the 3 -percent formula. In addition, the provision for automatic quarterly cost-of-living reviews was continued.

General Dynamics also agreed to fund a $2 million joint training program to upgrade the skills of current employees and those laid off since January 1, 1988, to prepare them for new jobs in the company.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Oct 1, 1988
Words:153
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