The United Auto Workers union president Ron Gettelfinger faces either getting on GM's bad side or causing bad blood with the union members. GM is pressuring the union to pay for more of their healthcare bill. GM's salaried employees paid 27 percent of their total healthcare bill last year, while GM's hourly workers only paid 7 percent. GM wants the workers to help with the $5.6 billion health care bill in 2005. Gettelfinger is stuck with the task of negotiating an agreeable compromise. One of the U.S. automakers biggest struggles today is what to do with spiraling health care costs.
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