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The Effects of the Great Recession on United Auto Workers

Discuss "The Effect of the Great Recession on the United Auto Workers", In other words - are there less members, do they have less wages, benefits, are they weaker, etc..

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The Effect of the Great Recession on the United Auto Workers


The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent of the effect of the Great Recession to the Union in terms of labor dislocation, lost Income, diminished rights as a union, and what immediate remedies need to be instituted to shield the union from further economic harm in future recessions.

- The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.

- Founded in order to represent workers in the automobile manufacturing industry, UAW members work in industries as diverse as health care, casino gaming and higher education. With its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, the union has about 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members in 750 local unions, which negotiated 2,500 contracts with some 1,700 employers.

- The union has one overriding bargaining goal: to win justice, not just for our members, but for workers across our country and around the world. From 1979 to the beginning of the Great Recession at the end of ...

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This solution discusses the effects of the Great Recession to the United Auto Workers in terms of jobs, salary and pension, union membership, among others.