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AUTO TALKS
(2007-10-19)
(wgvu) - - WORKERS AT A CHRYSLER ENGINE PLANT IN KENOSHA,
WISCONSIN, HAVE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO APPROVE A TENTATIVE
CONTRACT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEIR UNION AND AUTOMAKER.
THE KENOSHA VOTE WAS AMONG THE FIRST OF MANY UNITED AUTO WORKERS
LOCALS NATIONWIDE THAT WILL CAST BALLOTS ON THE AGREEMENT --
REACHED OCTOBER 10TH AFTER A SIX-HOUR STRIKE.
LOCAL 72 PRESIDENT DAN KIRK WOULD NOT GIVE SPECIFIC VOTE TOTALS
BUT SAYS 78 PERCENT OF WORKERS VOTED FOR IT.
WORKERS AT A TRUCK PLANT IN SUBURBAN ST. LOUIS ALSO WERE VOTING
THURSDAY ON THE DEAL.
LOCALS AT ALL 21 OF CHRYSLER'S NORTH AMERICAN FACTORIES ARE
EXPECTED TO VOTE BY NEXT WEEK.
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