WHAT HAS BEEN UNFOLDING
THERE THROUGHOUT THE THERE THROUGHOUT THE
MORNING.>>>BUT WE BEGIN WITH>>>BUT WE BEGIN WITH
BREAKING NEWS ON THE U.A.W. BREAKING NEWS ON THE U.A.W.
STRIKE. STRIKE.
GENERAL MOTORS MAKES A BIG GENERAL MOTORS MAKES A BIG
DECISION JUST MOMENTS AGO DECISION JUST MOMENTS AGO
REPORTEDDING WORKERS REPORTEDDING WORKERS
HEALTHCARE ARE WHICH IS HEALTHCARE ARE WHICH IS
CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT HAS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT HAS
BEEN A HOT POINT FOR THE BEEN A HOT POINT FOR THE
U.A.W. WORKERS. U.A.W. WORKERS.
THE AUTOMAKER HAS ANNOUNCED THE AUTOMAKER HAS ANNOUNCED
THAT IT WILL REINSTATE THAT IT WILL REINSTATE
HEALTHCARE FOR THOSE HEALTHCARE FOR THOSE
STRIKING WORKERS. STRIKING WORKERS.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON
THE 11th DAY THOUGH OF THIS THE 11th DAY THOUGH OF THIS
STRIKE. STRIKE.
BUSINESS EDITOR ROD MELONI BUSINESS EDITOR ROD MELONI
JOINS US NOW LIVE. JOINS US NOW LIVE.
ROD, YOU ARE HEARING FROM ROD, YOU ARE HEARING FROM
BOTH SIDES ON THIS DECISION. BOTH SIDES ON THIS DECISION.
BRING US UP ON TO SPEED? BRING US UP ON TO SPEED?
>>WELL, YEAH, RHONDA I WILL>>WELL, YEAH, RHONDA I WILL
WARN YOU WE ARE USING WARN YOU WE ARE USING
DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY RIGHT DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY RIGHT
NOW TO BRING YOU THIS LIVE NOW TO BRING YOU THIS LIVE
SHOT. SHOT.
THEY’RE FROM ROMULUS. THEY’RE FROM ROMULUS.
THEY’RE A LITTLE HAPPIER THEY’RE A LITTLE HAPPIER
THIS NOON TIME THAN THEY THIS NOON TIME THAN THEY
WERE THIS MORNING. WERE THIS MORNING.
BECAUSE GENERAL MOTORS HAS BECAUSE GENERAL MOTORS HAS
OPTED TO RETURN ALL OF THE OPTED TO RETURN ALL OF THE
STRIKE TOSHS THE ORIGINAL STRIKE TOSHS THE ORIGINAL
GENERAL MOTORS HEALTHCARE GENERAL MOTORS HEALTHCARE
THAT GENERAL MOTORS HAD THAT GENERAL MOTORS HAD
TAKEN AWAY ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO. TAKEN AWAY ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO.
EVENING TO KEEP ALL BENEFITS EVENING TO KEEP ALL BENEFITS
FULLY IN PLACE OF STRIKING FULLY IN PLACE OF STRIKING
HOURLY EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE HOURLY EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE
NO WITH THE UNION STRIKE IS NO WITH THE UNION STRIKE IS
HAPPY TO SEE THE COVERAGE HAPPY TO SEE THE COVERAGE
BACK. BACK.
BUT TERRY DIDIS WHO IS THE BUT TERRY DIDIS WHO IS THE
U.A.W. VICE PRESIDENT THAT U.A.W. VICE PRESIDENT THAT
G.M. BASICALLY SAID THAT G.M. BASICALLY SAID THAT
GENERAL MOTORS HAD BEEN GENERAL MOTORS HAD BEEN
PLAYING WITH THE LIVE OF PLAYING WITH THE LIVE OF
GENERAL MOTORS EMPLOYEES. GENERAL MOTORS EMPLOYEES.
AND THAT HE FELT THAT IT WAS AND THAT HE FELT THAT IT WAS
A VERY BAD DECISION WHEN IT A VERY BAD DECISION WHEN IT
WAS MADE. WAS MADE.
HE’S GLAD TO SEE IT BACK. HE’S GLAD TO SEE IT BACK.
AND THAT THE UNION HAS BEEN AND THAT THE UNION HAS BEEN
SAYING, THIS MORNING, THAT SAYING, THIS MORNING, THAT
THEY FEEL THAT GENERAL THEY FEEL THAT GENERAL
MOTORS DID NOT DO THIS MOTORS DID NOT DO THIS
BECAUSE THEY WANT DO RIGHT BECAUSE THEY WANT DO RIGHT
BY THE EMPLOYEES. BY THE EMPLOYEES.
BUT THAT THEY DID THIS BUT THAT THEY DID THIS
BECAUSE ESSENTIALLY THEY BECAUSE ESSENTIALLY THEY
WERE LOOKING BAD AS A RESULT WERE LOOKING BAD AS A RESULT
OF THIS. OF THIS.
SO WE DID TALK TO ONE OF MY SO WE DID TALK TO ONE OF MY
ANALYSTS SO A COMMON THEME ANALYSTS SO A COMMON THEME
IN ALL OF THIS IS THE IN ALL OF THIS IS THE
HAPPINESS THAT THE U.A.W. HAPPINESS THAT THE U.A.W.
EMPLOYEES ARE BACK ON THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE BACK ON THEIR
ORIGINAL HEALTHCARE PLAN ORIGINAL HEALTHCARE PLAN
WE’LL GET MORE REACTION AND