UAW boss Ron Gettelfinger has told reporters that DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group won't get the same health care concessions that it has given Ford and GM, because DC is in better financial shape.

Ron Gettelfinger was speaking to reporters after a midday speech at the Detroit Economic Club and his remarks were reported by the Associated Press.

"The company is in a different situation than what Ford was in and what GM was in," Gettelfinger said.

He said there are still "ongoing discussions" with Chrysler, but the union isn't interested in the same deal given to the company's domestic competitors, AP reported.

Chrysler spokesman David Elshoff said Thursday that negotiations are still under way and he and couldn't comment, the report added.

Chrysler officials have said that concessions similar to those given to GM and Ford are essential for the company to remain competitive, AP noted.

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