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MACKINAC CONFERENCE-HOFFA
(2007-05-31)
(wgvu) - DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES, LABOR
AND BUSINESS SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO BOOST MICHIGAN'S STRUGGLING
ECONOMY.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT JAMES HOFFA, WHO MADE A
RARE APPEARANCE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER'S ANNUAL
CONFERENCE ON MACKINAC ISLAND.
HOFFA IS THE FIRST NATIONAL UNION LEADER IN NEARLY 20 YEARS
INVITED TO SPEAK DURING THE MACKINAC CONFERENCE, WHICH DRAWS
BUSINESS LEADERS FROM ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN.
UNITED AUTO WORKERS PRESIDENT RON GETTELFINGER IS SCHEDULED TO
ADDRESS THE GROUP TODAY.
HOFFA SAID THERE ARE MANY ISSUES BUSINESS AND LABOR COULD WORK
ON TOGETHER TO BENEFIT MICHIGAN ... ESPECIALLY TRADE AGREEMENTS,
WHICH HE SAID ARE SENDING AMERICAN JOBS TO LOW-WAGE COUNTRIES.

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