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Maintenance workers at Fairfax plant return from temporary layoff

Posted at 6:44 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 19:44:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc., a professional services firm, confirmed Thursday that 66 maintenance workers at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant were temporarily laid off after United Automobile Workers went on strike earlier this month at the facility in Kansas City, Kansas.

The nationwide strike of General Motors, which includes UAW Local 31, began on Sept. 16.

JLL filed a WARN letter with the state of Kansas about the temporary layoffs two days later.

After the filing, JLL said in a statement to 41 Action News that 66 employees were laid off, but the company said they all were asked to report back to the plant Thursday to perform available work.

GM said many of the workers are part of cleaning and maintenance crews.

The automobile company said it was JLL’s decision, not GM’s, to temporally lay off the workers.