Shocking news, but in a good way.  The auto giant has shocked nearly one thousand of its temporary workers by giving the full-time promotions.

One worker at Flints Assembly plant has been part time for over three years.   He found out Sunday morning that he and several hundred other part-time workers were being promoted to full time GM employees.

Many workers crowded into their Union Hall for what they thought would be a routine meeting, when the local president stepped up to the mic and spoke the 'magical words' "as of tomorrow, you guys are full-time seniority employees of GM."

The action is keeping with the terms that were struck in the 2019 four-year UAW contract that GM employees ratified in October after a 40 day strike. The new wages are $20 to $24 dollars an hour.

Ford Motor Company also moved 592 temps to permanent full time status on Monday.

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