General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers Local 2164 came to an agreement Friday afternoon on the use of temporary workers at the Chevy Corvette plant in Kentucky, avoiding layoffs of those employees.

The dispute over retaining temporary workers at Bowling Green Assembly could have led to the cancellation of the second shift at the plant, according to a Dec. 2 letter obtained from the plant director to employees.

After hours of discussion, the two sides resolved the issue.

"We have been bargaining in good faith and are pleased to share that we have come to an agreement with the local union to keep ALL temporary employees," said a GM alert sent Friday to employees obtained by The News.

The Bowling Green plant makes the Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06.

GM spokesperson Dan Flores confirmed late Friday, "plant operations will continue on both shifts on Monday, December 5, per our normal 2-shift schedule."

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