It's shift-change at GM's Arlington plant and time to head home and turn on the news. "Oh, its been hectic because you don't know what's going to happen from day to day," says longtime GM worker John Morales. "We are watching the news and seeing how things are going because everyone is worried about their jobs" says Morales.
here, Morales says the government's rescue plan should have already
happened, "It's kind of bad the way legislators treat General Motors
But this time the problem is deeper, according to third
generation GM worked Shaun Williams. "I've seen plant closings and
layoffs here and there but nothing like this."
Williams says the
biggest problem may not be GM's cars and trucks but a much bigger
issue: The economy. "Your gas bills went up, electric bills tripled
and groceries doubled, but no one is making more money to compensate for
U-S cars sales have plunged by more than 40% last
month, and for people working on the opposite end, the cutbacks have
Lonnie Morgan works at Lynn Smith Chevy in
Burleson. He says, "It's impacted all the dealerships; all of them are
having to cut back and we lost some of our people due to this. And the
showrooms, people are trickling; in not like it used to be."
workers, they're hoping they'll know something by Christmas, as the keys
to their future lie with the politicians on Capitol Hill.
GM Workers Anxious About Their Fate
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