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Preview: UAW Chief Ron Gettelfinger on the GM Deal
Editor's note: Paul Solman sat down today with United Auto Workers chief Ron Gettelfinger for a wide-ranging interview about the future of the GM, how the union may fare in any reorganization deal, and how Gettelfinger responds to critics who claim the auto union has gotten too many 'sweet deals' over the years.
Paul's interview with Gettelfinger will appear on Thursday's NewsHour. Here's a preview.