General Motors and the UAW deserve credit for their deal to build a new Cadillac assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.
GM wisely jettisoned Project Yellowstone, the innovative plan to hire suppliers to deliver pre-assembled parts modules to the plant. The UAW objected, which put GM's labor relations in a deep freeze.
Under the compromise, GM will get a new plant with low costs. And the UAW will get 1,500 jobs by 2004. GM finally is learning that the UAW can be a helpful ally, not just another 'cost.'