UAW President King: Union Sitting Out Bridge Vote

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- United Auto Workers President Bob King says his union will remain neutral on Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun's ballot proposal to require a public vote to build a competing international crossing.
The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/RuHxZw ) says King refused to comment on reports the UAW and Moroun have met about a possible deal for union backing for the bridge-blocking proposal on the Nov. 6 Michigan ballot.
Gov. Rick Snyder supports plans for a Canadian-financed bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Moroun proposes adding a span to his own bridge.
Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher says she hopes King's statement means the union has backed off on a possible deal with Moroun. The UAW is seeking support for a ballot issue that would enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution.


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