Lawson, Missouri – Autoworkers were relieved Friday when President Bush approved a 14.3 billion dollar loan to the Big 3 automakers.
But workers are still concerned. The President of the UAW, Ron Gettelfinger, said the economy will continue to make it hard to sell American cars. Supporters, including Missouri Republican Senator Kit Bond, promised angry fellow-Republicans that autoworkers would be making further concessions to offset the cost of the loan to taxpayers. In Lawson, Missouri,where almost 20% are involved with carmaking, one unusual family is coping one day at a time.