Experts Available to Discuss Latest Big Three Proposal


Newswise — The fallout on the Big Three's proposed bailout will have immediate and lasting implications for Michigan and the nation. The University of Michigan has experts who can lend insights on these issues.

U-M experts include:

Michael Belzer, associate research scientist at the U-M Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, and professor of industrial relations at Wayne State University, is an expert on labor unions, labor-management relations, employment policy, collective bargaining, health and safety of workers, labor market and Chinese industrial relations.

Bruce Belzowski, associate director of the Automotive Analysis Division at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, is an authority on the North American and global auto industry and a consultant to car manufacturers, suppliers and dealers.

Donald Grimes, senior research associate at the Business School's Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, is an expert on economic forecasting and the labor market.

Walter McManus, director of the Automotive Analysis Division at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, is an expert on the impact of government corporate average fuel economy standards on the automotive industry.

Gerald Meyers, professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business, is former CEO of American Motors Corp. and former executive at Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

John Pottow, a bankruptcy and commercial law expert, can be reached by cell phone

Richard Price, Barger Family Professor of Organizational Studies and professor of psychology, focuses on personal and organizational foundations of psychological resilience and health, the impact of employment and economic change on individuals and families.

Gregory Saltzman, adjunct research scientist at the U-M Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy and professor of economics and management at Albion College, is an expert on union-management relations and labor law.

James J. White, Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law, is a commercial law and bankruptcy expert.

Martin Zimmerman, the Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration at Michigan's Ross School of Business, is an authority on energy policy, government regulation of business and economic developments in the automotive industry. He is a former chief economist and group vice president at Ford Motor Co., where he was responsible for corporate economics, governmental affairs, environmental and safety engineering, and corporate social responsibility.

Roland Zullo, assistant research scientist at the U-M Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, is an authority on labor-management relations. He has done extensive research on labor unions and collective bargaining, employment policy, the privatization of public services, union strategy and tactics, and outsourcing in manufacturing.

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