Business: Auto Workers Hear the Drums Again

STANDING in the rain to collect their strike pay—$30 a week for a single man, $40 for a family—the strikers in their baggy cotton pants and frayed shirts evoked an image of the 1930s. The line stretched around the grimy headquarters of United Auto Workers Local 235 in Hamtramck, Mich. Occasionally, one of the men raised a clenched fist in salute, or another flashed a smile for photographers or a V-for-victory gesture, but mostly they were strangely silent. Across the street, pickets patrolled Chevrolet's gear and axle plant, carrying signs that proclaimed: UAW...

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