This story has been updated to reflect new information on the negotiations with GM.
General Motors plans to add a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant early next years as it adds production of new Cadillac CT6, the new flagship of the Cadillac Division’s product line.
The addition of 1,200 jobs on a second-shift will nearly double its workforce at the Poletown plant, which now builds several products critical to GM such as the Chevrolet Volt, Impala and Malibu and Cadillac ELR on a single production line. Production of the new Cadillac CT6 is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2016.
The announcement of the addition of the second shift also comes as the United Auto Workers said it will focus on its negotiations with GM next. (more…)