UAW Prepares Counteroffer for Delphi
The United Auto Workers union is preparing a counterproposal for Delphi Corp. in an effort to break a negotiating stalemate, a UAW local leader said Wednesday, May 2.
He said Rapson revealed no details of the counterproposal to the latest offer made by
A group of private equity funds led by Appaloosa Management have agreed to buy Delphi for up to $3.4 billion if it can get new labor agreements with the UAW and five other unions that represent
Another UAW local leader at the meeting said afterward that “we’re done bargaining” if
“We’re not going to accept $12 an hour and half the benefits,” says the union source. “You might as well not have a union then.”
A spokesman for the UAW International could not be reached for comment. A
Reyes said sacrifices by the UAW are starting to show on
The 29 plants and operations that
For all of 2006,
Those early retirements and buyouts have transformed
More than 20,000 UAW members took the buyouts. They earned $28 an hour with comprehensive benefits, while the workers who replaced them earn $14 an hour to start with limited benefits.
The UAW has been preparing the new workforce at Delphi for a fight if
The union leadership is working its way to all 21
Filed by Jamie LaReau and David Barkholz of Automotive News, a sister publication of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.