General Motors wants to hire more temporary workers at U.S. plants and trim its health care costs, said people familiar with the automaker’s thinking. Its union -- still steaming over the carmaker’s plans to close four U.S. factories -- has little interest in obliging.

That sets up a hot summer of negotiations with the UAW as the two try to hash out a new labor deal in the coming months. The last contract was bargained over in better times, when auto sales were growing from financial crisis lows to all-time highs and GM was marching toward record profits.

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GM Pushes For More Workers With No Benefits To Save Healthcare Costs

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