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' - mMii i II 1 - ii ii i n'.ii-r r i-i. ,k m mill tlinWim ifirlMll r rfffl-ii m n MARY SCHROEDEROetroit Free Press Richard DeTata, left, Gary Hachigian, Matthew Sebastian and Bob Adas picket at Don Massey Cadillac in Plymouth on Wednesday, The four were fired days after salespeople voted to join the Teamsters union. Dealership group Sonic Automotive owns the chain. Cadillac salesmen picket at assey dealer after firings They joined Teamsters after commissions cut M By MICHAEL ELLIS FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER After 27 years of selling cars at Don Massey Cadillac, Bob Adas stood outside the dealership in Plymouth with a picket sign in his hands on Wednesday after he and three other salesmen were fired days after joining the Teamsters union. The four car salesmen had never been members of any union in their lives. But all said that after dealership group Sonic Automotive Inc., which owns the top-selling chain of Don Massey dealerships, cut sales commissions by about 50 in March, they talked about joining the Teamsters. Don Massey, a fixture among metro Cadillac dealers since 1967 and whose voice is. familiar to radio listeners, sold his empire of dealerships to Sonic four years ago. "Mr. Massey always paid us good, treated us fair. Sonic Automotive, all they care about is making as much money as they can," Adas said on the sidewalk by the dealership, at the junction of 1-275 and Ann Arbor Road. "Really, what I think they're trying to do is get rid of the older guys and get younger guys in who will work for less money." Salespeople voted 10-5 on May 17 in favor of joining Teamsters Local 283 in Wyandotte. On May 25, the four salesmen Adas, Gary Hachigian, Matthew Sebastian and Richard DeTata said management fired them, purportedly for poor sales results. "Other people that didn't get fired had less sales than we did," said Hachigian, 52, of West Bloomfield, who has sold Cadillacs for 17 years. Sonic Automotive said in a written See CADILLAC, 3E

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 01 Jun 2006, Thu,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 39

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