UAW's Gettelfinger in focus as tough auto talks begin


By Jui Chakravorty DETROIT, July 30 (Reuters) - In the build-up to crucial contract negotiations with the Detroit automakers, United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger had taken to saying the union faces a crisis unlike anything in its 72-year history. But with the talks now underway, analysts say negotiators across from Gettelfinger also face a different kind of UAW leader -- one who combines the traditions of the industrial union he represents with a new flexibility at the ...

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