Employees at a former DaimlerChrysler AG electronics plant in Huntsville, AL, in recent years have had plenty of reasons to be concerned about job security. Electronics supplier Siemens VDO Automotive purchased the plant from DaimlerChrysler in April 2004, and the supplier quickly initiated a 2-tier wage structure that drastically cut pay for new hires. About half of existing employees opted to “flow back” to jobs at other Chrysler plants. Some 2,000 people work there today. This week, ...

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