My husband has worked at Gilman Engineering in Janesville for 29 years. I know that General Motors is a big plant and employs more people than Gilman but my husband and I are struggling more than any GM employee. So far he has not been able to find a job that compares to the salary he had at Gilman. Unlike the GM employees, guess what Gilman gave my husband and the other hourly employees for a serverance package? $3,000...after taxes about $1,800. The salaried people get a weeks paid for every year of service. GM is also being offered two years of 85% of their pay. We have no insurance and the only income coming into the home is unemployment compensation. I just had to close down my daycare after having two neck fusion surgeries and lower back fusion surgery all in the past three years. Because of all the pain I still have, I have not been able to get back to work and there is a very good chance I will not be able to ever work the jobs I have worked in the past. We have our house for sale and our recreational camping trailer for sale. Our house is worth $190,000 but we have had to come down to $179,900. It's five years old and in excellent condition.
At least General Motors is standing behind their employees. I can't believe what their employees are being offered. It makes me sick compared to what Mark got offered from the Gilman or ThyssenKrupp NotholferGilman employers. How can someone give 29 yrs of dedicated service and then get treated this way?