Labor peace at General Motors can be extremely short-lived. No sooner had the company signed a new contract with the United Auto Workers union on Oct. 22 than UAW Vice-President Stephen Yokich blasted the company for violating the deal. It seems managers in locations such as Sandusky, Ohio, are threatening to sell plants if union leaders there don't agree to changes in local contracts. Those threats contradict promises in the national pact not to sell certain plants. Yokich says he will call strikes in January if midlevel managers don't back off.
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