68 Shreveport GM Workers Could Get Pink Slips

The ax could fall Friday for dozens of workers at the General Motors plant in Shreveport, according to a published report.
  It says the company is planning to give notice to 68 employees at the end of their shift Friday, telling them that they are being laid off.  The job cuts will reportedly affect people with lower seniority who mainly work the second shift in various departments.
  KSLA News 12 has placed a call to a media relations official at the plant.  However, no one has responded yet.
  According to a management official quoted in the report, however, the layoffs are a result of a slow down in production.  The Shreveport plant has seen a downshift in the number of vehicles being produced daily.
  The trend, though, is company-wide.  GM's headquarters in Detroit announced earlier this week that it is offering buyout packages to its 74,000 employees nationwide due to a loss in 2007 of more than $38 billion.
  Stay tuned to this website and KSLA News 12 throughout the day for further updates on this story.
  Story by Katrina Webber

Note: This story first posted on February 15, 2008