No big surprise here. Ford has stated that if GM wins significant concessions from the UAW on health care, then they want the same treatment. The concern on their part is that GM cannot be allowed to open a competitive advantage. And as long as Ford and GM are wearing down on the union, how about DCX? They already negotiated a slight change in their health-care plan for hourly workers, but rest assured that they'll want to pick up any savings that their cross-town rivals obtain. If the UAW is unhappy about GM trying to force unilateral reductions in benefits, then it's safe to assume a pile-on by all three members will not make things any more comfortable in the Motor City this summer.
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