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DANGER SEEN IF AUTO WORKERS GO ON STRIKE

The United Autoworkers Union will negotiate new contracts with each of the Big Three US auto makers this summer. ``If there is a strike, it would hurt more than a rise in the discount rate,'' says Arvid Jouppi of Keane Securities. ``It would set the industry back substantially.''

Worst of all, Mr. Jouppi says, any sales and market share lost because of a strike would be almost impossible to recover.

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