Sunday, January 11, 2009
UAW supporters rally outside Detroit Auto Show
Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News
Dozens of United Auto Workers and their supporters are rallying outside the North American International Auto Show to defend their wages, which could be cut under current terms of the federal loans to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC.
Carrying placards with such slogans as "I'm not a foreign auto worker", UAW workers like Tony Browning, a 34-year-Chrysler veteran, say many hourly workers will not accept deep wage cuts.
"This whole thing about we make so much more than foreign competitors is a lie," Browning said, who works on the line at Chrysler's Sterling Assembly plant. "We work damn hard for our money and I don't see a whole lot of people who are going to vote to cut our paychecks in half.".......More