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The UAW is Poised For Growth – Are Toyota, Honda, and Nissan Ready?

For years, casual observers of the auto industry were quick to point to the UAW as a source of trouble for GM, Chrysler, and Ford. Tales of do-nothing jobs banks and $70/hour compensation were the source of a popular disdain for the UAW and unions in general, and the UAW found it very difficult to attract new members in this climate.

Today, things are quite a bit different. While it says here that the UAW wasn’t perfect, anyone with a real knowledge of the auto industry will acknowledge that the UAW deserves only a part of the blame for the meltdown of GM and Chrysler. The fact is, terrible management, poor quality, and poor designs were the primary sources of GM and Chrysler failure.

Bowling Green, KY UAW Hall
Creative Commons License photo credit: millermz

The UAW hall in Bowling Green, Kentucky (pictured) might be the most important union battleground of the 21st century.

The good news for the UAW is that all of this is behind them now.┬áThe UAW is now more likely than ever to recruit Toyota, Honda, and Nissan workers over the next 2 to 5 years. Here’s why:

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