Lansing UAW leader says Obama plan is a lifeline

East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (MPRN/WKAR) - A union local leader says President Obama's two-month deadline for General Motors to come up with a new restructuring plan is a lifeline for the company.

Brian Fredline is the president of United Auto Workers Local 602.

The union represents workers at two Lansing-area GM plants.

Fredline says the plants he represents are state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly manufacturing facilities.

But the plants have been losing work, and dropping shifts.

Five hundred Local 602 members have also accepted buyouts.