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Revolution at the UAW

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
This week, the votes in the UAW General Officers election are being counted. And, holy shit, the first results appear to signal little short of a revolution.


Auto Workers to Vote on Direct Elections for Officers

Jonah Furman Labor Notes
In the auto industry, where most UAW members work, many are frustrated with years of concessionary contracts that have allowed automakers to build a two-tier workforce, with the number of temporary and lower-paid workers ballooning.


Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened

Ben Finley and Tom Krisher AP
The growing demand for labor has also benefited lower-paid workers. But the financial gains for union workers mean that a category of jobs that have long been seen as supportive of a middle-class lifestyle may now be moving closer to that reality.
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