FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- General Motors on Monday announced that its Fort Wayne plant is one of nine across the nation that is converting full-time temporary employees to permanent status.
All told, 650 employees in Michigan, Texas, Missouri as well as Fort Wayne, will convert to permanent status this month as part of the 2019 contract.
That contract was signed after a 40-day strike by employees.
The employees will see medical plan cost-share improvements, the addition of dental and vision coverage, company contributions into their 401(k) plans, profit sharing and life insurance coverage.
“We are proud to welcome these team members as regular, full-time employees,” Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations, said in a statement. “Our people are the heart and soul of everything we do and through their hard work and dedication to building quality products, they are taking the next step in their journey with GM.”