ONES A FATALITY RATE OF 33% IN
PEOPLE WHO BECOME ILL. PEOPLE WHO BECOME ILL.
BACK TO YOU. BACK TO YOU.
>>Karen: DAY TWO OF THE UNITED>>Karen: DAY TWO OF THE UNITED
AUTO WORKERS STRIKE. AUTO WORKERS STRIKE.
>>Devin: MORE ON THE LATEST>>Devin: MORE ON THE LATEST
DEVELOPMENTS, WITH WORKERS STILL DEVELOPMENTS, WITH WORKERS STILL
ON THE PICKET LINE. ON THE PICKET LINE.
NEGOTIATIONS DO CONTINUE HERE IN NEGOTIATIONS DO CONTINUE HERE IN
DOWNTOWN DETROIT. DOWNTOWN DETROIT.
>>Karen: THE BIG HEADLINE,>>Karen: THE BIG HEADLINE,
GENERAL MOTORS PULLING THE LEVER GENERAL MOTORS PULLING THE LEVER
ON ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY ON ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY
OPTIONS, PUSHING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS, PUSHING HEALTH CARE
COSTS ON TO THE UNION. COSTS ON TO THE UNION.
>>Devin: ROD MELONI IS LIVE>>Devin: ROD MELONI IS LIVE
DOWNTOWN AND MORE REACTION ON DOWNTOWN AND MORE REACTION ON
THIS BECAUSE THIS IS A HARD BALL THIS BECAUSE THIS IS A HARD BALL
MOVER ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE MOVER ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE
STRIKE. STRIKE.
>>Rod: GENERAL MOTORS IS MAKING>>Rod: GENERAL MOTORS IS MAKING
IT CLEAR THEY WANT A QUICK END IT CLEAR THEY WANT A QUICK END
TO THIS WHOLE SITUATION. TO THIS WHOLE SITUATION.
STRIKES ARE ABOUT LEVERAGE. STRIKES ARE ABOUT LEVERAGE.
THE UNION STRIKES AND CLOSES THE THE UNION STRIKES AND CLOSES THE
PLANT AND COSTS GM $100 MILLION. PLANT AND COSTS GM $100 MILLION.
GM WANTS TO SAVE MONEY AND HAVE GM WANTS TO SAVE MONEY AND HAVE
LEVERAGE OF ITS OWN AND PUSHED LEVERAGE OF ITS OWN AND PUSHED
ALL OF THE HEALTH CARE COSTS, ALL OF THE HEALTH CARE COSTS,
COBRA, ON TO THE UNION. COBRA, ON TO THE UNION.
HERE’S HOW IT STARTED. HERE’S HOW IT STARTED.
THIS LETTER BY UAW VICE THIS LETTER BY UAW VICE
PRESIDENT TO THE COMPANY PRESIDENT TO THE COMPANY
YESTERDAY PRESUMED THE COMPANY YESTERDAY PRESUMED THE COMPANY
WOULD KEEP UAW RANK-AND-FILE ON WOULD KEEP UAW RANK-AND-FILE ON
THE COMPANY HEALTH CARE PLAN THE COMPANY HEALTH CARE PLAN
UNTIL OCTOBER 1st BUT ASKED FOR UNTIL OCTOBER 1st BUT ASKED FOR
CLARIFICATION AND IT CAME THIS CLARIFICATION AND IT CAME THIS
MORNING. MORNING.
THE ANSWER IS NO. THE ANSWER IS NO.
TODAY, THE RANK-AND-FILE ARE ON TODAY, THE RANK-AND-FILE ARE ON
COBRA, THE HEALTH INSURANCE YOU COBRA, THE HEALTH INSURANCE YOU
BUY WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB.>>Rod: THE UP SHOT IS THE UNION>>Rod: THE UP SHOT IS THE UNION
STRIKE FUND ESTIMATED AT JUST STRIKE FUND ESTIMATED AT JUST
ANDREW BILLION DOLLARS IS ABOUT ANDREW BILLION DOLLARS IS ABOUT
TO SHRINK QUICKLY UNDER THE TO SHRINK QUICKLY UNDER THE
WEIGHT OF EXPENSIVE HEALTH CARE WEIGHT OF EXPENSIVE HEALTH CARE
PREMIUMS. PREMIUMS.
>>IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE.>>IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE.
>>IT’S VERY DISRESPECTFUL.>>IT’S VERY DISRESPECTFUL.
♪[SINGING]♪ ♪[SINGING]♪
>>Rod: MORE DISTURBING TO THOSE>>Rod: MORE DISTURBING TO THOSE
OUTSIDE THE RENCEN WHERE THE OUTSIDE THE RENCEN WHERE THE
NEGOTIATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE. NEGOTIATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE.
>>I WASN’T AWARE OF THAT.>>I WASN’T AWARE OF THAT.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’M THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’M
HEARING ABOUT IT. HEARING ABOUT IT.
>>Rod: ROBIN RICHARD SHON IS>>Rod: ROBIN RICHARD SHON IS
FURIOUS. FURIOUS.
>>THAT MEANS THEY’RE GONNA MAKE>>THAT MEANS THEY’RE GONNA MAKE
US OR TRY TO MAKE US, FORCE US US OR TRY TO MAKE US, FORCE US
TO ACCEPT SOMETHING WE DON’T TO ACCEPT SOMETHING WE DON’T
WANT TO ACCEPT. WANT TO ACCEPT.
AND WE’RE NOT WILLING TO DO AND WE’RE NOT WILLING TO DO
THAT. THAT.
WE’RE OUT HERE FOR A FIGHT. WE’RE OUT HERE FOR A FIGHT.
>>Rod: WELL, THEY’RE GONNA>>Rod: WELL, THEY’RE GONNA
UNDER COBRA GET MEDICAL AND UNDER COBRA GET MEDICAL AND
PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE BUT SHOULD PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE BUT SHOULD
UNDERSTAND IT DOES NOT COVER UNDERSTAND IT DOES NOT COVER
VISION, DENTAL, OR HEARING. VISION, DENTAL, OR HEARING.
SO THIS WILL CHANGE THE GAME SO THIS WILL CHANGE THE GAME
QUITE A BIT HERE. QUITE A BIT HERE.
COMING UP ON LOCAL 4 NEWS AT COMING UP ON LOCAL 4 NEWS AT
6:00, WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT NEW 6:00, WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT NEW
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UAW SCANDAL. DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UAW SCANDAL.
ALL OF THIS A BIG DAY IN THE ALL OF THIS A BIG DAY IN THE
UAW. UAW.
MORE AT 6:00. MORE AT 6:00.
REPORTING LIVE DOWNTOWN, ROD