Judge Urges More Talks Between Dana, Unions

Law360, New York (April 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bankruptcy judge has ordered Dana Corp. back to the negotiating table after the company asked the court for permission to reject collective bargaining agreements covering more than 5,000 employees.

The bankrupt auto parts maker told Manhattan judge Burton Lifland Tuesday it could emerge from Chapter 11 protection and compete with cheaper suppliers only if it reduced labor costs and scrapped the retiree health benefits to its unionized workforce, according to an Associated Press report.

But Lifland, who previously granted Dana permission to eliminate the benefits...
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