Can the UAW Rise Again?

Despite the ravages of deindustrialization, the United Auto Workers remains the most important American industrial union. Members recently elected a new leadership promising democracy, militancy, and an end to corruption. But change isn’t coming easy to the UAW.

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John Weyer remembers the day that he threw out his United Auto Workers (UAW) shirts. He started as a member of Local 1264 in 1995, taking a production job at the Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. For the following two decades, he was a proud union member. But by 2014, he realized that […]

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