Needed now: a national retirement security program

An autoworker we know is facing the possible slashing of his General Motors pension, earned in decades of work. Even with the full pension and his Social Security check, this 79-year-old retiree can barely cover his basic monthly bills.

At Chrysler its the workers, as usual, who come to the rescue

The rank-and-file approved, on April 29, a deal between the United Auto Workers union and Chrysler LLC that involves major new concessions by workers that will help the automaker slash costs and hang on in its bid for survival.

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