Labor's Hard Day's Night

Autoworkers and miners win more job security in their new contracts

It is an excellent settlement that makes more secure than ever in history the jobs of our members, while providing much deserved economic improvements immediately and in the years ahead." That bold claim by Owen Bieber, president of the United Auto Workers, at 2:20 last Friday morning, brought to an end three months of intense negotiations between General Motors and its workers. The agreement on a new three-year contract raised hopes that the auto industry, which is now enjoying a boom, will be...

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