That article is from 2 or 3 years ago. Rick Waggoner is not the CEO of GM. He resigned before GM went into BK and the Spring Hill Tennesee plant was shut down as part of GM's restructuring. The article is about issues that were being bargained in the 2007/2008 national contract with GM. GLTA!
ppismo... I think what you have pasted is old news. That's from contract talks in 2007 and 2008. The retiree healthcare plans have already been taken over by the UAW for GM. I'm not sure about Ford but I think so too. The story you have copied and pasted is copyrighted from 2007. GLTA!