Detroit automakers seek top spot in labor talks


By Tom Brown DETROIT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Like prizefighters vying for a title bout, each of Detroit's Big Three automakers hopes to be the first to step into the ring later this summer and hammer out a new labor contract with the United Auto Workers union. General Motors Corp. , Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler unit of DaimlerChrysler have quietly been holding preliminary contract talks with the UAW since last month. In keeping with tradition, however, the negotiations are likely to ...

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