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Numerous Recalls Could Impact Union Talks with Automakers

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

After being blasted recently by Congress for being too lax in enforcing regulations the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now appears ready to take a much tougher stance regarding how automakers recall vehicles.

That includes possibly heavily penalizing General Motors for waiting decades to recall cars with defective ignition switches.

The sanctions could come later this year, just as Detroit’s Big Three are embroiled in contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers union.

Organized labor expert Harley Shaiken tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the government’s new hard line on recalls could help shape the next union contracts.

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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