In The Driver's Seat: United Auto Workers

 

 
 
 

The United States has almost completed the transition back to a peace-time economy, clawing itself out of the Great Depression and launching a whole new middle class.  Automobile sales are at an all time high and the Big Three automakers: Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, are some of the biggest companies in the world.  Along with their rise has been that of the United Auto Workers, a union representing worker interests that have evolved alongside a changing American Dream.  But unwillingness by the Big Three to meet UAW demands has set the stage for a new showdown in labor relations.  Welcome to Detroit.  Welcome to the Motor City.  See you at the negotiation table.

Message from the UAW:

We've all pulled together, the war is over, and we're fighting again.  We must champion the blue collar worker and lead the way for every man to the middle class.  We rally around what is right, and will act as one.  Because that is what we do.  We are done permitting the Big Three fat cats to watch us fight our way through tough times, and if they can't find a way to help us then we will make one.  They will fight us, but the United Auto Workers can't be knocked out with one punch.  We get right back up again and when we do they are going to hear the roar of our engines.

Are you with us?