Ypsi Twp.: Auto Industry

The Los Angeles Times reports on the reaction of workers at GM’s Willow Run Powertrain plant in Ypsilanti Township following Rick Wagoner’s resignation. There’s a lot of uncertainty, says Don Skidmore, president of Local 735, which represents hourly workers at Willow Run: “It is hard, and it is scary. We have guys crying. We have guys sitting outside the plant gates, having panic attacks whether to take early retirement. Some days, I feel more like a counselor than a union president.” [Source]