The CAW has picked Ford as its target for bargaining a new Master Contract. DCX and GM weren't selected out of concern that either company would tell the CAW to go perform an anatomically impossible act decide to allow a strike instead of bargaining. The CAW probably feels that it has some leverage with Ford since the country provides engines for much of the automaker's North American operations. On the other hand, Ford right now represents the turnip in this attempt at squeezing blood. If a deal can't be reached with Ford, the CAW will move on to DCX. Once a contract is negotiated with the target, it is then presented to the other automakers for approval. As we've stated before, the CAW negotiations will likely provide a preview for the 2007 UAW contract talks; alternatively, to get the same insight, you could watch a WWE pay-per-view event.

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