Can The Uaw Put A Brake On Outsourcing?

Chrysler may be the first to be targeted in contract talks

Jackhammers pound away in the parking lot of Chrysler Corp.'s glassmaking plant in Detroit. They're making way for a 65,000-square-foot addition the auto maker never wanted to build. Chrysler agreed to the expansion only after a three-day strike by the United Auto Workers (UAW) last November. Faced with the prospect of running out of windshields for its hot-selling minivans and pickup trucks, Chrysler backed off on selling the aged factory and instead agreed to invest $70 million to expand its production.

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