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Delphi (DPHIQ.PK) has agreed on a buyout plan with its second-largest union, according to a media report.

The auto parts supplier, which has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since October, announced the agreement with the International Union of Electronic Workers-Communications Workers of America and

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A week ago, Delphi, which is struggling to cut costs through employee reductions, announced a similar buyout package with its largest union, the United Auto Workers union.

GM has agreed to provide financial support under the IUE-CWA plan, which would have to receive bankruptcy court approval, according the



About 8,000 hourly workers represented by the union will be eligible. They may opt for buyout packages ranging from $40,000 to $140,000. Some will be be offered a lump sum of $35,000 to retire. The plan also will allow as many as 3,200 Delphi employees to receive retirement benefits from GM.

Delphi shares finished the week at $1.73. GM stock rose a penny Friday to $25.60.