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UAW chief says he would oppose GM-Chrysler merger

DETROIT (AP) -- United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger says he would oppose a merger between General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC because it would cost workers their jobs.

  Gettelfinger says the union has not had formal discussions with either automaker about a merger.

  Speaking on a political webcast run by WWJ-AM in Detroit on Tuesday, he said there's no question such a merger would mean job losses.

  He says the union has done a lot to help Detroit's automakers survive by giving health care concessions in 2005 and with a new contract last year that reduced costs.

  GM and Chrysler's owner, Cerberus Capital Management LP, have discussed a merger or acquisition of Chrysler by GM.

  The talks have been shelved during the financial crisis but could be revived.

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