General Motors workers, including those up the road at the Spring Hill plant, ended 2016 with cash in their pockets. As part of their collective bargaining agreement with the company, production and maintenance employees received $500 bonuses in December for meeting quality targets. The cash helped them provide a merry Christmas for their families.
The bonuses were only a small part of the economic gains GM workers received in 2016 under their contract. They started off 2016 with an $11,000 profit sharing check, then received a 4% lump sum bonus, as well as a $1,000 performance bonus in May. Their collective bargaining agreement insures that they get to share in the success they helped their company achieve.