The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 16, 1982-Page 3
GM offers new
contract to UAW
State officials outline
deepening budget crisis
DETROIT (UPI) General Motors
Corp. yesterday presented the United
Auto Workers with a concessionary
contract proposal that includes a 2%-
year freeze on wages and an 18-month
moratorium on cost-of-living adjust-
* In exchange, GM offered the union a
profit-sharing plan and job security
provisions similar to those in the
UAW's new early contract with Ford
GM THUS kept its vow to seek
"more" in concessions that the union
gave Ford even though UAW President
Douglas Fraser said it would be
unethical for the union to grant money-
making GM more than it gave un-
S Fraser said the Union would not offer
its own counterproposal to GM but
would use the automaker's plan as a
framework for any settlement.
He noted GM had failed so far to
touch on some areas of discussion in the
Ford pact but said, with a smile, he was
"sure it was a mistake" and the loose
ends would be tied up in future
THE UNTOUCHED issues included a
re-opener clause to allow the contract
to be renegotiated if car sales im-
proved, the use of attrition rather than
layoffs to cut the work force and
already-announced plant closings.
GM also proposed eliminating the
nine annual paid personal holidays
workers now receive and establishing a
longer work period for new employees
to be eligible for .full wages and
In return, GM offered "improved in-
come security" similar to the guaran-
teed income plan negotiated at Ford for
LANSING (UPI)- Democratic
representatives and House budget
analysts met with reporters yesterday
in what may have been an unpreceden-
ted three-hour briefing to outline the
magnitude of the state's budget crisis.
While little new information was
presented on Michigan's estimated $567
million budget shortfall, the officials
presented a bleak picture of the dimen-
sions of the problem faced by the state
and insisted it could get worse.
GOV. WILLIAM Milliken's plan to
deal with the deficit-including $450
million in budget cuts and a seven=
tenths of a percent hike in the state in-
come tax-faces its first committee
tests this week.
"The continued ability of government
in Michigan to continue to offer basic
human, public safety and educational
services is at stake," said House
Speaker Bobby Crim (D-Davison).
Crim and Rep. David Hollister (D-
Lansing) also warned that $225 million
in fourth-quarter payments to higher
education, community colleges and
local governments-which the gover-
nor proposes restoring in 1983-may not
be made up at all because of lower
estimates for 1983 revenues and an an-
ticipated $450 million cut in federal
spending for Michigan programs.
DURING THE briefing, Crim and
Hollister said Milliken administration
estimates of the state's budget problem
may be too optimistic.
Hollister, House Appropriations
Committee member, said for Milliken's
plan to work, state revenues must not
fall further, welfare caseloads must not
increase, there must be no further
federal budget cuts and a number of
other assumptions made by Milliken's
budget officials must be realized.
Both Crim and Hollister also blamed
much of the state's problem on the
federal government, noting Michigan
gets back only about two-thirds of the
money state taxpayers send to
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Expert advocates worldwide
nuclear weapons freeze
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The movement has recently gotten
off the ground locally and members of a
state group, the Michigan Nuclear
Freeze Campaign, are now circulating
petitions that would put the issue on the
state ballot in November. About 1,500
residents of Washtenaw County have
already signed the petition, in addition
to 13,500 other state residents, accor-
ding to Jane Phifer, a member of the
campaign. And both of Michigan's
senators, Carl Levin and Donald
Riegle, have come out in favor of a
nuclear arms freeze.
In recent "town meetings," voters in
Vermont and New Hampshire have also
passed similar resolutions calling for
the Soviet Union and the United States
to negotiate the arms freeze that
Weisner and local groups are ad-
AND IT IS this sort of grass-roots
campaign that Weisner called for in his
speech. "There is a growing awareness
that "we (in the United States) have
been slightly crazy" in the development
of U.S. nuclear policy.
Phifer agreed. And, though she ad-
mitted that the petitions are not bin-
ding, she pointed out that they do ex-
press a "strong public statement from
Much of the controversy has been
sparked by the Reagan ad-
ministration's claim that the United
States could fight and win a nuclear
war, according to Marjorie Lansing, a
political science professor at Eastern
Michigan Univeristy and a circulator of
WEISNER, LIKE Lansing, said a
nuclear war could not be survived.
"There is no such thing as a winnable
nuclear war," said Weisner, who
graduated from the University in 1937.
In an all-out nuclear exchange, he said,
hundreds of millions on both sides
would probably die.
The United States already possesses an
effective deterrent against a Soviet fir-
st strike, Weisner said. Therefore, he
said, the Reagan administration should
tell the Russians, "We're going to stop
(producing nuclear arms) and keep
what we have. If you want to waste
your money, go ahead."
The freeze proposal is a "perfectly
reasonable position" that not only has
grass-roots support, but the support of
such influential senators as Ted Ken-
nedy and Mark Hatfield, Weisner said.
"The only contribution I can make is
to tell people what I've seen to make me
believe how I do," Weisner said. "It is
necessary to bring these issues out into
the open. We must find a way so that
wisdom will one day prevail."
Fraternity emblem stolen
A gold crest emblem, valued at $1,000,
was stolen over the weekend from the
Theta Chi fraternity, 1345 Washtenaw,
police said yesterday. Police said the
thief or theives entered through an
unlocked door and made off with the 20-
inch by 24-inch emblem.
Two local businesses robbed
Thieves broke into two downtown
businesses over the weekend and stole
cash from both. The Ann Arbor Flower
Shop, 109 E. Liberty, was robbed
Friday night of $30 in change. And,
thieves entered the Hair n' Company
hair salon, 221S. Main, after breaking a
door and took $48 in cash.
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