Detroit car job cuts dash blue-collar dreams


By Poornima Gupta FLINT, Michigan, Dec 23 (Reuters) - For nearly three decades, Charles Coe has made a good living as a worker for General Motors Corp. and Delphi Corp. in Flint, Michigan. Coe, 60, planned to retire comfortably in two years with his sizable pension, a benefit that is still a cornerstone of blue-collar workers' compensation in the auto industry. But that dream is unraveling as Delphi, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, is now demanding unprecedented wage ...

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