UAW Keeping Strike Plans A Secret From Mitsubishi, Relationship Troubles To Follow

Automotive News reports UAW Local 2448 is planning to keep a recent strike vote secret until its contract with Mitsubishi passes the negotiation deadline of August 28th. The Normal, IL facility that employs the Local 2448 workers currently produces the dozen or so Endeavours, Eclipses, and Galants Mitsu tries to sell here every year. The union's secrecy strikes us as bizarre, considering the UAW's traditional approach to negotiation is boisterous grandstanding followed by explanations of "tough times" when it can't deliver the beef. Maybe there's something unnatural in the water in Normal. [Auto News (Sub. Req.)]