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    :: Sunday, October 16, 2005 ::

    Will Delphi Bust the UAW? - By LEE SUSTAR, CounterPunch
    The bankruptcy of auto parts manufacturer Delphi marks the biggest attack on the United Auto Workers (UAW) in decades--and sets the stage for an even more serious onslaught on the union from Big Three automakers.

    Delphi, formerly the parts division of General Motors, filed for bankruptcy October 8 after UAW officials refused to accept company demands to cut wages from between $26 to $30 per hour to $10 or $12. Now the company plans to ask a federal bankruptcy court judge to void the UAW contract covering about 24,000 unionized workers altogether unless the union agrees to accept such cuts.

    GM Takes Aim At UAW - Working Life Daily Blog
    This was inevitable. General Motors is now threatening the UAW with unilateral cuts in health care coverage for workers (you can see the first few paragraphs below of the story in today's Wall Street Journal)

    Wake up. Cast off the insane ideology that keeps national health care from becoming a reality. This is a question of morality AND economic competitiveness.
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