United Auto Workers


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United Auto Workers

A U.S. labor union based in Detroit that was established in 1935 to represent workers in the American automotive industry.
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1937 After a strike in Flint, Mich., the United Auto Workers (UAW) wins the right to organize General.
"These vehicles won't be sold by Detroit companies, most of those new plants won't be built by Detroit companies, and those factories won't employ United Auto Worker members."
The United Auto Workers had negotiated election day as a holiday for workers.
That may not sound like typical rhetoric in Al Gore's Democratic Party, but Janezich has already secured the endorsement of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, along with the Minnesota AFL-CIO, the state's Teamsters, the United Auto Workers, and the Steelworkers.
Though ties between PASTA and its brawnier affiliate, Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers, have strengthened in recent years, only about 170 PASTA workers are dues-paying members, and of these only 115 voted to strike in April.
The Big Three and the United Auto Workers union had both expressed interest in partner benefits during their normal contract negotiations, said Cindy Clardy, a spokeswoman for Ford's gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees group, GLOBE, which had also pushed for the benefits.
His stance is a real profile in courage: Levin, who has faced stiff Republican opposition during past runs for re-election, has infuriated the United Auto Workers, a major force in his district.
The National Labor Relations Board has entered into a compliance agreement with the United Auto Workers Union and Pace Industries, d/b/a Precision Industries, under which the company will pay between $11 million and $12 million to individuals discriminatorily denied employment in October 1988 and employees and former employees who were paid unilaterally lowered wage rates and unilaterally not provided certain fringe benefits.
Eventually, as more formal organizing efforts took over, the unemployed increasingly fell under the bureaucratic structures of the United Auto Workers which reduced their militance.
Nearly all AFL-CIO unions such as the United Auto Workers, American Federation of Teachers and the United Mine Workers are covered.
Two--Nelson Lichtenstein's biography of Walter Reuther and Kevin Boyle's The UAW and The Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968--deal with the United Auto Workers, the anchor tenant in the house of '40s, '50s and '60s liberalism.
Under their present configuration they are part of the United Steel Workers Union and the USW plans to merge with the United Auto Workers, among others, to create a super union.
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