No deal for local UAW UAW halts vote on giveback deal at Indy GM plant Alright, so here are the cliff notes. GM has a stamping plant on the west side of Indianapolis that currently employs 850 people which has been announced will be closing by sometime next year. A company based out of Chicago called JD Norman wants to buy the plant and keep the workforce, but to do so the employees have to agree to wage cuts. The wage cuts in question are going from $29/hr. to $15.50/hr. While that is a big pill to swallow in terms of a wage cut it still beats unemployment, and JD Norman has said they want to increase the number of employees at this plant by 1300 over the next few years. I personally cannot fathom why someone would choose unemployment over a paying job with benefits, and I hope this doesn't mean yet another empty plant here in Indianapolis. Although I am inclined to believe JD Norman could get plenty of good applicants if they just buy the building and start from scratch on the workforce. What say the rest of you?