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Voting not over yet but UAW,
Chrysler renew contract talks

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, October 10, 1982-Page 3
Complaints stack up
at new reserve desk

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - Voting on the tentative
contract between the United Auto
Workers union and Chrysler Corp. is
scheduled to resume tomorrow in the
face of a 2-1 nationwide rejection
margin and a promise from Chrysler to
consider returning to the bargaining
table..
UAW President Douglas Fraser, who
had kept silent during the early days of
voting, conceded Friday the contract for

production workers would be rejected
and the union was preparing to return
to the bargaining table.
"I THINK it's clear that the
agreement that was negotiated is far
below the expectation of the Chrysler
workers," Fraser said. "The fact of the
matter is that the Chrysler workers
rejected the agreement."
He said the rank-and-file voting
would be completed anyway, with the
union's 10-member rank-and-file
bargaining committee convening after

the last local ratification meeting Thur-
sday to make plans to resume
bargaining.
He' said "a strike is not out of the
question" if worker demands for an
immediate wage increase are not met,
but he refused to predict there would be
a walkout.
Fraser said he thought Chrysler
Chairman Lee Iacocca contributed to
the demise of the contract by "boasting
about that $1 billion" in company
assets.
'I don't blame the Chrysler workers,"
he said. "Hell, they were told there's a
big pot of gold there."

Sundey
Highlight
Supporters of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze are out in force today. Oregon
Republican Sen. Mark Hatfield will speak tonight in favor of the freeze at
7:30 in the Rackham Auditorium. A little later, the Ann Arbor band, The Ur-
bations, will play a benefit concert for the freeze campaign at Joe's Star
Lounge, 109 N. Main Street. Joe's will open its doors at 8 p.m. and The Ur-
bations will start up around 9 p.m. It'll cost you $3 to hear The Urbations, but
Hatfield's speech is free.
Films
AAFC-Chac, 7p.m.; The Bicycle Thief, 8:40 p.m., MLB 4.
CG-Katzelmacher, 7 p.m.; Effi Briest, 8:40 p.m., Lorch Hall.
C2-Adrift, 7 p.m.; The Magician, 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Alice Lloyd-Silver Streak, 9 p.m., A.L. Red Lounge.
Performances
School of Music-Jelinek-Gurt duo, 4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium.
Canterbury Loft-"Bent," 8 p.m., 332 S. State.
PTP-"Born Yesterday," 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan
League.
Miscellaneous
Gay Discussion Group-"To Pray or Not To Pray," 6 p.m., Guild House,
802 Monroe.
Ann Arbor Space Advocates-Meeting and film, Space Research & our
Transportation, 1 p.m., Union (see CIC desk for room number).
Aikido Yoshinkai Association-Aikido demonstration, 3 p.m., Pioneer
High School Auditorium, W. Stadium at Main St.
Bicycle Touring Society-Fall bike ride, meet 9:30 a.m., Amtrak station.
Michigan Theater-Jennifer Candea plays the Barton, 10 a.m., Michigan
Theater.
Common Cause-Workshop on arms control, 1:30 p.m., St. Andrews
Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division.
Kelsey Museum-Gallery talk, "Roman Glass," 2 p.m., Kelsey Museum.
Grassroots Cooperative-Potluck dinner, 5 p.m., 1700 Broadway.
Corridors-Steve Chennault and Beth Brant, Detroit writers, read in a
benefit for Corridors Magazine, 3 p.m., Poetry Resource Center, 743
Beaubien, Detroit.
Amer. Friends Services Comm.-David Rothenberg, "The Future of Im-
prisonment,"
Pastoral Care Services-Community Fun Run, 4 miles, 1 p.m., Gallup
Park, call 665-3483.
z DeGraaf Forsythe Galleries-Bill Barrett,;sculptor, 2 p.m., 201 Nickels
Arcade.
Graduate Womens Network-Potluck brunch, noon, Guild House, 802
*Monroe.
MFor information on Women's Athletics for the Fall Term (including cross
country, volleyball, field hockey, and golf), call 763-2159.
Monday
Highlight
University President Harold Shapiro will deliver his annual "State of the
University" address tonight at the Faculty-Staff Convocation. The
ceremonies will begin at 8 p.m. in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Films
CFT-The Rules of the Game, 7 p.m.; Grand Illusion, 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.,
Michigan Theater.
Speakers
Social Work & IPPS-Baruch Levi, "The Formulation of Social Policy in
Israel & Other Western Nations," 4 p.m., Rackham E. Conf. Room
Near Eastern & N. African Studies-George Mendenhall, "Religion,
Politics & the Bible in the Near East," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Chemistry-A.P. Sattelberger, "Recent Advances in Ditantalum &
Ditungsten Chemistry," 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry Bldg.
School of Business-"Dynamic Executive Communications," call 763-9461
for information.
American Music-Kip Lornell, "Black Gospel Quarters in the South," 7:30
p.m., Burton Tower.
Computing Center-Mary Hersey, "Introduction to Use of Microcom-
puters with MTS," 2 p.m., 171 BSAD, registration required; Rick Riolo, "In-
troduction to Database Management Systems," 7:30 p.m., 171 BSAD.
Public Health & U Hospitalo-Carolne Davis, Health Care Policy Forum,
1 p.m., Rackham Bldg.
Women's Network-Jean Campbell, noon, Michigan League rooms 4 & 5.
Miscellaneous
Jodi Spiers Memorial Fund-Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony, 5
p.m., front of Union.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Martial Arts Practice, 6 p.m., Sports Coliseum, Hill
Street & Fifth.
Guild House-Poetry readings, Raymond Stock & Duncan Moran, 8 p.m.,
802 Monroe.
Mich. Journal of Political Science-Distributing journals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Diag.
Eclipse Jazz-Workshop of Jazz Improvisation by David Swain, Trotter
House, 1443 Washtenaw, call 763-5924.

Recycle Ann Arbor-New member meeting, 7:30 p.m., Union Anderson
Room.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
P-ovenirgs, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

Fraser
... a strike is possible

Unions, Democrats to use
jobless rate against Reagan

By MATTHEW HENEHAN
The goal was to save money and
space, but the consolidation of the
Graduate and Undergraduate
Library reserve desks this year has
prompted tales of woe from disgruntled
professors and students.
Long lines, missing books, and tight
seating space have plagued the new
reserve desk on the third floor iof the
Undergraduate Library.
"IT'S A HASSLE, I usually wait
about 15 or 20 minutes in line," said one
political science student.
And sometimes, professors say, the
wait is in vain, as books which were
previously on reserve in the Graduate
Library have not yet been transferred
to the UGLI.
"Students really have to scurry
around to get their reading done," said
Prof. Ken Langten, who teaches a
graduate Political science course.
DAVE NORDEN, director of the Un-
dergraduate Library, explained that
the cause of many of the problems is the
University-wide hiring freeze which
began in August.
"The freeze just couldn't have come
at a worse time for us," he said. "We
had 25 percent more workload and no in-
crease in staff."
When the freeze was announced, the
reserve desk still had one full-time

position to fill, and students had to be'
hired on a part-time basis to put out the
course reading lists for the new system.-
Norden said the merger of the reser-
ve desks freed over 100 desks on the fir-
st floor of the library, but students say
they still are pinched for space.
"THE BIGGEST problem isn't the
long wait at the reserve desk, it's just
that there is nowhere to read. There
are no seats at all," one graduate
student said.
Senior Karen Williams agreed: '-'I
think it is a lot more crowded this year.
you have to get here by about 6:30
p.m. to get a seat."
Those long lines at the reserve desk
;may be diminishing, as the hiring freeze
was lifted Monday. Library Director
Dave Norden, now interviewing for the
vacant position, said "we'll be in better
shape for winter term."

(Continued from Page 1)
For millions of American blue-collar
workers, dwindling job opportunities
will be a grim reality long after the
election or an economic recovery,
private business analysts say.
WHILE THESE analysts gave
varying predictions of when a business
turnaround will occur, they agreed that
millions of jobs in such industries as
auto, steel and rubber have been lost
forever.
For the last 10 years, they said, the
American economy has been changing
from reliance on the basic heavy
manufacturing industries, which held
sway in an earlier era, to dependency on
high-technology goods and services.
"There won't be a basic restoration of
the jobs lost in heavy manufacturing,"
asserted Allen Sinai, vice president and
chief economist of Data Resources,
Inc., a Lexington, Mass.-based
forecasting firm.
Joel Popkin, a Washington
economist, said employment oppor-

tunities will remain depressed long af-
ter a, business recovery "for those
blue-collar workers in the
manufacturing sector.
"It seems to me that what's happen-
ding in the economy right now is a
secular trend that will lead the U.S. out
of the production of less sophisticated
manufacturing goods," Popkin said.
"It's an adjustment to a structural
change that is taking place in the
economy."
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