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Deal reached that could end strike

May 17, 2008

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— A bitter 80-day United Auto Workers strike against an auto parts maker that has crippled dozens of General Motors Corp. factories could be coming to an end soon with a tentative contract agreement reached Friday.

Renee Rogers, spokeswoman for American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc., confirmed Friday night that both sides had agreed on a deal, but said she could not provide details.

UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said in a statement Friday night that the American Axle bargaining committee voted to recommend the agreement to members.

The union said details of the deal would be presented to members in Detroit on Sunday. Times and locations of meetings for workers at plants in New York and Three Rivers, Mich., were still being arranged, the statement said.

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