The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, January 13, 1982-Page 3,
GM labor cost savings
would benefit consumers
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto
Workers and General Motors Corp.
agreed yesterday that any labor cost
savings won by the No. 1 automaker in
current talks would be passed on to
consumers as lower car prices, UAW
President Douglas Fraser said.
"There will be no concessions to
General Motors as such," Fraser said.
"GM benefits from this agreement in
the sale of more cars," which in turn will
mean more jobs for UAW members.
GM CHAIRMAN Roger Smith said
the company "welcomes the UAW's
"We are prepared to respond to
significant reductions in labor costs
with equally significant reductions -
beginning immediately - in the con-
sumer prices of all new GM cars and
trucks sold in the United States," Smith
The agreement also calls for
"equality of sacrifice" among GM's
salaried and hourly employees in any
wage and benefit reductions, Fraser
and Smith said.
FRASER SAID union representatives
made the same proposal to Ford
Motor Co. yesterday afternoon but the
proposal had not yet been accepted by,
The agreement was part of a
"framework and set of principles" ac-
cepted by both sides as a basis for
talks on a reopened contract and both
sides said no specific concessions have
been agreed to. Negotiations on
possible contract concessions were to
resume today at 10 a.m., Smith said.
Fraser and Smith said the agreement
includes provisions to hire an indepen-
dent certified public accounting firm to
ensure that consumers will reap the
benefits of any concessions granted by
Smith said cost savings from a new
contract will be applied to all GM cars
sold after midnight yesterday. The
savings per vehicle sold will be com-
puted and returned to consumers, most
likely in the form of rebates, Smith
IF NO concessions are negotiated
between the UAW and GM, yesterday's
proposal would be moot, Fraser said.
Meanwhile, the Reagan ad-
ministration cast a gloomy shadow on
the auto industry's unemployed by
predicting yesterday that about half of
the 214,000 auto workers now on in-
definite layoffs probably will never see
their old jobs again.
Robert Dederick, assistant secretary
of commerce for economic affairs, said
that even when the industry recovers,
there will be 550,000 fewer jobs than
just four years ago.
ASKED BY reporters what the
outlook is for those now on the layoff
rolls, Dederick replied, Half will go in-
to other jobs."
Dederick indicated that the ad-
ministration is holding to its position
that the "revitalization of the auto in-
dustry depends upon revitalization of
the entire economy" and that
automakers should expect little special
Old man winter struck as far south as Texas yesterday, with a rare ice storm that weighted down this chain and the
flowers behind it. Elsewhere, the record-setting cold wave that had killed 92 people snarled traffic and severely
damaged Florida's citrus crop.
Because of a typographical eror, a
story in yesterday's Daily on students
protesting U.S. training of Salvadoran
troops said 40 people attended a rally
last March commemorating the death
bf Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar
Romero. The number should have read
By PERRY CLARK
The Farmer's Market is falling apart
and needs an $800,000 repair job, a
member of the Farmer's Market
Commission told City' Council Monday
Patricia Kemph said the Market,
located at the corner of Fifth and
Detroit. streets, has reached a
crossroads. "Serious repairs are
facing us if we don't go ahead with this
development plan," she said.
A CITY Planning Commission report
issued last November projected the
cost of the improvements at $500,000,
but Kemph said the figure is closer to
The proposed changes would expand
the Market area, improve auto cir-
culation and pedestrian pickup points,
provide an indoor area, and replace the
aging stalls with a new steel structure
and -metal roof. Street trees, benches,
and improved parking areas may also
The Council, will decide later this
month whether or not to ask city voters
to approve a millage issue to finance
KEMPH estimated that about one-
third of the Market's customers are
students. Many foreign students
request vegetables from their
homelands, which the farmers than
start producing, she said.
Also Monday night, City Council ap-
proved May Louis Belcher's appoin-
tment of Robert Henry to represent the
city. in a lawsuit over ward redistric-
Democrats on the Council objected to
the appointment of Henry, who is
chairman of the Washtenaw County
Republican Party. Belcher, also a
Republican, had proposed to pay Henry
$5,000 to handle the lawsuit, an amount
which became the main source of
Opponents of the redistricting plan
claim the proposal is the result of.
gerrymandering by the Republican
members of the Washtenaw County
Apportionment Commission. The pew
ward plan, effective from 1982 to 1990,
would determine the voting districts for
elections of the County Board of Com-
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