Rank-and-file United Auto Workers union members employed by DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group appear cool to the idea of accepting the same wage and benefit reductions recently recommended to General Motors Corp. employees. “Absolutely not,” says Craig Smith, vice president of the 7,000-member UAW Local 698, which represents workers at Chrysler’s Kokomo, IN, transmission plant. Smith voices his opposition to rollbacks in the wake of DC’s announcement that it recorded a third-quarter ...

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