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How GM Repaid the UAW

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On October 4, 2019
During the auto bailout, GM demanded all sorts of things from the United Auto Workers, including the hideous two-tiered contracts that the union is fighting against today. Julianne Malveaux’s essay on how GM betrayed the UAW in the aftermath of those worker sacrifices is well worth reading. “We gave up a cost-of-living increase, a dollar-an-hour […]
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UAW Strike

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On September 17, 2019
These have not been great days for the United Auto Workers. The recent closing of several GM plants, including the iconic Lordstown plant, is basically the end of industrial unionism in America. There just isn’t much left as these last unions wind down. Moreover, UAW leadership is corrupt and have been using union dues to […]
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On May 23, 1950, the United Auto Workers and General Motors came to an agreement that became known as the Treaty of Detroit. This landmark agreement created labor peace in the auto industry but at the cost of the end of the the UAW’s attempt to gain greater control over production decisions and challenging the […]
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The UAW and Free Trade Agreements

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On February 26, 2016
In 2010, two major unions, the United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers, supported the Obama Administration’s free trade deal with South Korea because they thought it would increase American exports of autos and packaged meat, respectively. The UAW now regrets this stance, remembering that free trade agreements almost universally hurt unions. […]

Shame the Leeches

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On January 12, 2016

Given that public sector unions are going to be devastated in Friedrichs, new strategies are in order. I love what this UAW local is doing: A local United Auto Workers chapter in Warren is singling ou

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