: UAW approves negotiations to help ailing GM

06-10-05, 09:54 AM
Local United Auto Workers officials voted Thursday to support negotiations with General Motors Corp. to help the automaker reduce spiraling employee health care costs. (http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0506/10/A01-211358.htm)

GM's biggest problem, though, may be the health care expenses that equal $1,500 for every car and truck it produces.

Increasingly strident comments from GM and the union over employee health coverage have given rise to fears of a major confrontation on the issue.