Amadeusz Juskowiak

American motors amo breaks off talks on plant

American Motors Corp said that it broke off talks aimed at extending the life of its only US car assembly plant after the union rejected its final proposal for wage concessions

Negotiations which continued past a midnight Friday deadline ended Saturday after United Auto Workers negotiators voted to reject the unspecified concessions an AMC spokesman said by telephone from Milwaukee site of the talks

Without a new agreement containing lower labor costs AMC said it would phase out vehicle production at the complex in Kenosha Wisconsin by 1989

Reuter