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Workers strike at Cbrysler plant
DETROIT (AP) - Hourly workers
went on strike yesterday at a Chrysler
Corp. plant that makes windshields and
window glass for most of the
automaker's cars and trucks.
The walkout at McGraw Glass Divi-
sion in Detroit, by about 1,000 mem-
bers of United Auto Workers Local
227, could quickly force production
.hutdowns at Chrysler assembly plants.
Under the "just-in-time" supply sys-
tem .used by the company, the glass
components are produced and shipped
,as they are needed by the assembly
plants. That means the plants will have
to ,stop building vehicles when they
exhaust the supply on hand. In some
cases, that could occur in hours.
Chrysler's large-car plant in
Brampton, Ontario, is its only North
American assembly operation that does
not rely on glass from McGraw.
UAW spokesman Bob Barbee said
the walkout was caused by unresolved
grievances over health and safety. Nei-
ther Barbee nor Chrysler spokeswoman
Nicole Solomon would elaborate on the
issues in dispute.But sources close to
the situation, who spoke on condition
of anonymity, said the root was in
Chrysler plans for using outside suppli-
ers for some of its glass components.
Chrysler's trend has been to sell off
its component-building operations. It
relies on outside suppliers for about 70
percent of the components in its ve-
hicles, measured by dollar value.
Under pressure from the union, the
company said earlier this year that it
had no plans to sell the McGraw plant.
But discussions have been ongoing
about a possible joint venture with an-
other glass maker, PPG Industries.
The UAW has been using local strikes
or the threat of strikes to oppose efforts
by all of the Big Three to expand use of
outside suppliers, a practice known as
Labor costs at most independent, non-
union parts makers are dramatically
lower than Chrysler, General Motors
and Ford pay for their workers.
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has been going on for a long time and
it should be a continuing process. The
University administration isn't aware
of the impact they have on students -
so it's our responsibility to put them
back on track," Garcia said.
One of La Voz Mexicana's events is
the second-annual "Dia de Los Muertos
Cultural Program," or "Day of the
Dead" - "a celebration of their pass-
ing instead of mourning the dead,"
Munguia said. The observance is based
on yesterday's "All Saints Day," a
Throughout the week's events,
Munguia said that the University will be
able to appreciate other peoples' cultures.
"It's a way to promote diversity on
campus and that's what the University
prides itself on," she said.
* NTiONAL . EPORT
Dole gets funds from PAC he created
WASHINGTON - Before beginning his presidential bids
this year, Republican front-runner Bob Dole had a spring
training of sorts that didn't cost his campaign a penny.
The money for strategists, travel and even a mailing list came
from a political action committee.Dole founded years ago to
help elect Republicans to state and local offices.
Federal election law bars PACs like Dole's from giving more
than $5,000 in money or services to a candidate during an
election cycle. But sometimes what benefits local Republicans
can end up being helpful to a presidential hopeful as well.
Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that in 1994 Dole
alone, Dole's Campaign America PAC spent more than$168,000
to place workers and finance activities in Iowa, Texas, California and Pennsylva-
nia - important states in next year's presidential primary season. I
The figure covers everything from salaries and travel expenses of strategiststo
the purchase of a membership list from the Iowa Republican party. Eight
Campaign America strategists have since shifted to Dole's presidential campaign,
including fund-raiser Jo-Anne Coe, finance expert Royal Roth and national field
director Scott Matter.
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U.S. students score
poorly in history
WASHINGTON - The nation's stu-
dents have received a dismal report card
in American history: Nearly six in 10 high
school seniors apparently lack even a
basic understanding of the subject.
That conclusion is part of the most
comprehensive federal survey ever
made ofhow well students know Ameri-
can history, which was released yester-
day by the Education Department.
Fourth- and eighth-graders also scored
poorly, with more than a third lacking
The test, which was given to more
than 22,000 public and private school
students from around the country last
year, showed that many of them either
did not know basic facts in American
history or often struggled when asked
to describe their significance.
Only 40 percent of all fourth-graders
who were tested knew, for example,
why the Pilgrims came to America.
About 60 percent of high school seniors
could not define the Monroe Doctrine,
and fewer than half of them knew that
containing communism was the chief
goal of American foreign policy after
World War 1. DOnly 27 percent knew
that the Camp David accords promoted
peace between Egypt and Israel.
Some think AIDS
created to kill blacks
SAN DIEGO - A survey of about
1,000 black church members in five
cities found that more than one-third-of
them believed the AIDS virus was pro-
duced in a germ warfare laboratory and
has been used to commit genocide
Another third said they were "un-
sure" whether AIDS was created to kill
blacks. That left only one-third who
disputed the theory.
The findings held firm even among
educated individuals, said one of the
authors of the 1990 survey, Sandra
Crouse Quinn, a health educator at the
School of Public Health at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Rumors that AIDS was created to kll
blacks have circulated in the black cofii-
munity for years, and the belief is en-
dorsed by some black leaders.
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Perry: No plans to
reduce U.S. troops
stationed in Japan
TOKYO- Defense Secretary Will-
iam Perry said here yesterday that the
United States has no plans to reduce the
number of U.S. troops in Japan, despite
a groundswell of loeal opposition that
began in September with the rape of an
Okinawan schoolgirl in which three
U.S. servicemen have been charged.
Perry, who said his remarks were a
"preview" of what President Clinton
will say when he arrives here in three
weeks, said that some "adjustments"
could be made to "reduce the intrusive-
ness" of the 47,000 U.S. troops sta-
tioned in Japan. He said possible mea-
sures include consolidation and elimi-
nation of some of the 94 installations
the United States operates here.
But in an hour-long address to Japa-
nese journalists, Perry repeatedly said
that the Japanese must understand that
some inconvenience to them may be
unavoidable because the U.S.-Japan
security alliance "does not come with-
out cost; freedom is not free." During
the Clinton visit, U.S. officials hope
Japan will "renew its commitment to
U.S. troops," Perry said.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei
Kono yesterday praised the United
States for "prompt and positive" re-
sponse to the rape, despite the Okinawan
belief that the U.S. response has been
inadequate. Yesterday's evening news
shows reported Okinawans saying that
Perry offered "nothing new" to
U.N. nears plan to
cut ocean pollution
WASHINGTON - A U.N. confer-
ence neared completion yesterday on
an agreement intended to eventually
sharply curtail the number ofchemicals
polluting the world's oceans.
With two days left in a two-week
meeting, delegates said they were al-
most certain to set in motion a plan that
would culminate in a 1997 conference
that would draw up restrictions on such
chemicals as dioxin and DDT. .
"It will be a significant step forward,"
said Clifton Curtis, a Greenpeace offi-
cial monitoring the United Nations En-
vironment Program's conference tak-
ing place at the State Department.
The agreement, said Magnus
Johanneson, Iceland's secretary-general
ofthe ministry ofthe environment, "will
send a strong message to the private
sector" on global intentions to limit the
flow of poisons into the oceans.
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