Furloughed GM Workers Rebuild Community

The sagging economy and poor sales have stalled the assembly line at the General Motors factory in Wentzville, Mo. Though the plant went idle for three weeks, its workers were not. The skilled hands, accustomed to assembling cargo and passenger vans, built bicycles at an emergency children's shelter, and stocked the local food pantry. The 1,770 United Auto Workers were laid off for three weeks, but hundreds of them used their downtime to help charity groups in the area. "Building cars is what...Full Story
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