CHELSEA, MI – Despite rank-and-file opposition from the United Auto Workers union, Chrysler Group’s top executive is firmly committed to winning relief from soaring employee health-care benefit costs. President and CEO Thomas LaSorda dismisses the notion Chrysler does not need to match recent UAW deals negotiated with its crosstown competitors, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. Acknowledging Chrysler is profitable, while its fellow Detroit auto makers are not, LaSorda warns: “It can ...

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