02/28/2012 09:52 am ET

Some 300 Blue-collar Workers Idled At American Axle

American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. has laid off 300 blue-collar workers from its manufacturing complex at I-75 and Holbrook along the Detroit–Hamtramck border.

The workers were idled Feb. 25 when the American Axle’s labor agreement with the United Auto Workers ran out. Negotiations between the company and union have stalled and the workers were left without any kind of severance package, according to former UAW official familiar with the discussions.

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