- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Union workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes are casting ballots on whether to authorize a strike.

Voting began early Tuesday and continues into early evening for about 800 members of United Auto Workers Local 2164 at Bowling Green.

Local union President Eldon Renaud says the issues involved deal with safety and the elimination of certain quality control positions, which the union thinks affects the integrity of the plant’s quality procedures.

If workers authorize a strike, Renaud says he hopes it results in stepped up negotiations with the company.

The plant says the safety of its employees and the quality of its products are at the forefront of every decision. It says it’s confident that management and the union can work together.

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