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GM to UAW Let’s Cut Costs

April 16, 2007
Automaker wants the union to accept nonunion janitors, work 10-hour shifts without overtime pay, allow nonunion workers to replenish parts bins and let nonunion truckers deliver and unload shipments.
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High Point for Card-Check Legislation

March 2, 2007
The House passed a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize. But the legislation has uncertain prospects in the Senate, and the Bush administration has formally announced that the president will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
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Chrysler Cuts May Ease Talks With UAW

March 1, 2007
Announcement of major layoffs could make workers hesitant to strike in upcoming negotiations. Experts predict that by timing its announcement as it did, just months before the Big Three automakers enter contract negotiations, DaimlerChrysler might make the talks easier on itself.
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More Labor Battles Likely Regarding Benefits

February 27, 2007
Grocery workers who struck grocery chains in Southern California in 2003-04 see their contracts expire next month. Meanwhile, the UAW and the Big Three automakers square off, and GE faces negotiations.
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