United Auto Workers (UAW) Wants Bigger Cut of Detroit's Newfound Profits


By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- To help American carmakers stay in business, autoworkers grudgingly gave up pay raises and some benefits four years ago.

Now that General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are making money again, workers want compensation for their sacrifice. Just how much they get is the central question hanging over contract talks that start this week between Detroit and one of the nation's largest and most powerful unions.

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