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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 11, 1986 - Page 5
UA W head blasts Reagan's trade policies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-Owen
Bieber, international president of
the United Auto Workers, blasted
the Reagan administration's
trade policies yesterday during a
campaign swing through In diana
for UAW-endorsed political nom-
inees.
Noting the large number of
auto workers in Indiana, Bieber
said, "The working people in this
state have a tremendous stake in
this year's election."
HE SAID free-trade policies

have led to Indiana's loss of 11
percent of its manufacturing jobs
since 1976, "most of the loss since
Ronald Reagan took office."
Bieber said he "doesn't have
any argument" with Japanese
auto companies relocating in the
United States.. However, he said
the Japanese are purchasing only
about 30 percent of the vehicles'
components in this country. He
said the Japanese have been
shipping drive trains to the
United States that already have

been assembled in Japan.
The Japanese are bringing
their own support companies with
them, he said.
"FOR every assembler in a
domestic auto plant, there are 11
support jobs created," the union
leader added. "The Japanese
assembler here generates only
three jobs."
Bieber also denounced the
situation created when Japanese
companies show an interest in
coming to the United States,

sparking a bidding war among
states.
"It bothers me that states end up
building a facility for a profit-
making organization," he said.
"That's a vast departure from the
American way."
Bieber represents 85,000 active
UAW members in Indiana,
15,000 laid-off workers who are
subject to recall, 25,000 laid-off
workers who are no longer subject
to recall, and 25,000 retirees.

Associated Press
Relatives mourn the death of the Jewish worshippers killed in the attack
on the Neve Shalon Synagogue in Istanbul last Saturday. An emotional
burial cememony was held at the Jewish cemetery of Istanbul.
Hundreds mourn Turkish dead

TAs and '
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increase to offset the high cost of
living in Ann Arbor. In addition,
GEO wants a 10 percent increase
in the amount of teaching
assistants' tuition waivers,
partially because the Board of
Regents voted in July to raise
graduate school tuition by 8
percent.
UNION President Martin
Doettling, a teaching assistant in
German, called the tuition hikes
a "huge burden for graduate
students."
"Basically, the University is
asking us to lose money when
currently we're not making
much," said Richard Dees, a
teaching assistant in philosophy.
Teaching assistants and staff
assistants are excused from 50
percent of the tuition they would
otherwise pay.
The two sides began talks in
February, but the old contract ran
out March 15. Since then,

U' postpone
University teaching assistants
have been working under a
contract extension.
A STUDY done by the GEO
claims that the University ranks
seventh among Big Ten
universities in teaching assistant
compensation. The union says
the University is offering a 4.7
percent pay increase plus a 5

talks

percent tuition waiver increase
for only half of the teaching staff
assistants and no increase for the
remaining teaching and staff
assistants.
A spokesman for the University
declined to comment on the
negotiations.
GEO is also requesting paid
training for first-time teaching

with

mediator
assistants. The University
currently offers unpaid training
in some departments, but
Doettling said it is important for
teaching assistants with no
previous experience to' have an
incentive to take a training class.
"The University is good enough to
offer paid TA training. It's only
professional," he said.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -
In the temple still stained with the
blood of the dead, more than 1,000
mourners said final prayers
yesterday for the 21 victims of
terrorist massacre at Istanbul's
largest synagogue.
About 5,000 people gathered to
watch as 19 plain, wooden coffins
were loaded onto funeral trucks
for the 6-mile procession to a
Jewish cemetary in the
Raid in
port city
kills three
(Continued from Page 1)
condition of anonymity.
Another guerrilla group, the
Palestine Liberation Front,
issued a communique saying the
raid came after four of its fighters
tried to carry out a seaborne
attack on the Israeli coastal town
of Nahariya.
BOTH THE Palestinians and
Israelis said one of the four.
guerrillas was wounded during
an exchange of gunfire at sea,
and the Palestinians said he died
later on shore.
In Tel Aviv, an Israeli
military official confirmed the
infiltration attempt and shootout.
The official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said the
air raid was in retaliation for the
attempted guerrilla attack.
A PALESTINE Liberation
Front source said that after the
gunboat intercepted the dinghy,
the Israelis "called in helicopter
gunships, which dropped flares
all over Sidon and Sarafand.
Our guerrillas then came under
fire from the gunboat. They fired
back and changed course to
return to Sarafand."
SAB Fire.
At least 60 people evacuated the
Student Activities Building
yesterday afternoon for about 15
minutes when the smell of smoke
from an overheated elevator fan
caused an employee to pull the fire
alarm, according to Lieutenant
William Koernke of the Ann
Arbor Fire Department. No one
was in the elevator at the time,
Koernke said.
-Ruaene Pak

residential district of Ulus.
Police said yesterday they had
made no progress in their
investigation to identify the
attackers, to track down possible
accomplices and to verify
multiple claims of responsibility.
The two gunmen, believed to be
Arabs in their 20s, blew
themselves up with hand
grenades. /

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