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    :: Thursday, August 03, 2006 ::

    Last call for a union town - By Ellen McGirt, Fortune Magazine
    There have been rumblings in Kokomo of UAW splinter groups, complete with angry anti-union meetings and an incendiary website.

    Others turn defensive - if not about the UAW per se, then about the idea that workers somehow brought this on themselves by weighing down carmakers with undeservedly fat union contracts and retiree benefits.

    'Everyone hates us,' says union member and Delphi worker Shawn Nevin, 37. Nevin builds circuitboards and is a skilled worker whose expertise can't easily be replaced. He feels his contributions to the company - and to a profitable plant - deserve to be rewarded and protected. 'Can't they see that everyone has benefits because of unions?' he asks.

    But elsewhere among the Kokomo community are quieter voices that seem to be saying, 'Get over it and move on already: The days of union protection are dead.'
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