US: UAW president does not rule out Delphi strike
The United Auto Workers has not yet made much progress in talks with Delphi Corp and a strike is still a possibility, according to local reports.
"We have not ruled out any of our options," president of the UAW, Ron Gettelfinger, told the Associated Press (AP) during the break of a meeting at the University of Michigan-Dearborn yesterday (17 July). "I think the attrition package got them where they need to be, and they act like nothing has changed," he continued.
He also reportedly said that he had expected Delphi to ease its demands for wage and benefit cuts after an extensive programme of early retirements and buyouts was worked out on 19 June.
Delphi, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, told the AP it is still committed to the negotiating process.