The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

GMCH Workers:
Strung along, Chopped Off

Nov 14, 2011

Twelve years ago, GM spun off its major parts plants, calling them “Delphi” and then GMCH. Ford did the same with its “Visteon” and then ACH plants. Workers were told that if they stayed with Delphi and Visteon, they would still be covered under the UAW’s master contracts with GM and Ford.

That promise is now null and void. The new contracts stipulate that any remaining GMCH or ACH workers can stay under GM and Ford terms only if they transfer back to a GM or Ford plant–only with the company’s consent–and only as entry-level two-tier workers!

The contract highlights given out before the vote were cleverly worded to make it appear that GMCH or ACH workers could come back–but only when workers looked at the last lines did they find out the bitter truth.