GM CEO: UAW talks can't lead to higher labor costs


* GM has 49,000 UAW workers, down from 63,000 in 2007 * GM will show sixth straight quarterly profit * UAW calls for "innovation" in talks By Deepa Seetharaman and Bernie Woodall HAMTRAMCK, Mich., July 27 (Reuters) - General Motors Co hopes to retain its cost-competitive structure after its negotiations with the United Auto Workers union, Chief Executive Dan Akerson said on Wednesday at an event to mark the start of the talks. "The world is really quite brutal," Akerson told plant ...

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