Business: Tiffs on Trade

New tactics to fight imports

If you can't beat them, get them thrown out of the game. That seems to be the strategy adopted by the United Auto Workers against Japanese companies that this year have wrested away 21.5% of the U.S. car market. With 215,000 of its 1.1 million members out of work, the U.A.W. is pushing hard for new quotas and tariff barriers to block imports. At the same time, the union has mounted a nationwide campaign that pressures both the public and the politicians who control government purse strings to pass up...

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