AP Interview: Fletcher Says GM Strike Could Send Wrong Message

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Governor Fletcher says he understands unions' right to strike when they feel they're not getting a fair deal.

However, the governor also says striking workers at a Kentucky General Motors plant may send the wrong message to businesses considering Kentucky as a home.

United Auto Workers representative John Havens says Fletcher has long been an opponent of organized labor.

More than 900 assembly workers at the Bowling Green Corvette plant walked off the job Monday as part of the first nationwide strike against the U.S. auto industry in decades.

Democratic challenger Steve Beshear says he supports the union's right to strike, and counters that it's governor's administration that's sending the wrong message about doing business in Kentucky.

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