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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Joseph Ashton
Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's Big Three automakers labored into the night Wednesday in a bid to avoid production disruptions and clinch their first labor agreement since the $80 billion government bailouts of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler two years ago.
General Motors Co. is putting more muscle into making Corvettes, investing $131 million and adding about 250 jobs at Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant that produces the classic muscle car.
"We are confident that we can reach an agreement that will meet many of the goals we set at the beginning of negotiations," UAW Vice President Joe Ashton said in an electronic update sent Tuesday night on negotiations for the 49,000 union-represented workers at GM. "Our negotiations with management have reached a critical stage as we near the expiration of the national agreement."
"We need to rebuild the great American middle class," he said in a statement. "There is no better way to achieve this worthy goal than providing meaningful jobs like the ones being created in Bowling Green."