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AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR
(2008-03-31)
(wgvu) - AUTO SUPPLIER AMERICAN AXLE, IDLED FOR MORE THAN
A MONTH BY A UNITED AUTO WORKERS STRIKE, IS ADVERTISING FOR
POTENTIAL REPLACEMENT WORKERS.
ONE OF THE ADS APPEARED YESTERDAY TODAY IN A SUBURBAN DETROIT
PAPER, THE OAKLAND PRESS OF PONTIAC. IT SAYS IN PART THAT THE
COMPANY IS OFFERING JOBS TO FILL VACANCIES CREATED BY ATTRITION --
OR (-QUOTE-) "IN PLACE OF EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN THIS STRIKE."
THE UAW HAS CALLED FOR A MASS PICKET THIS MORNING OUTSIDE
AMERICAN AXLE'S DETROIT HEADQUARTERS. ABOUT 3,600 UNION MEMBERS
HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE SINCE FEBRUARY 26TH.
THE COMPANY SAYS IT RAN SIMILAR ADS IN NEWSPAPERS NEAR OTHER
AMERICAN AXLE FACILITIES IN THREE RIVERS AND THE BUFFALO, NEW YORK,
AREA.
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