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Detroit and the UAW Face Uncertain Future

Retired United Auto Workers union members picket the opening of the contract negotiations between GM and the United Auto Workers in Detroit on Monday.
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Retired United Auto Workers union members picket the opening of the contract negotiations between GM and the United Auto Workers in Detroit on Monday.
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Last week, the United Auto Workers opened new contract negotiations with the big three automakers in Detroit. The high stakes contest could make or break the union and an industry that defines a way of life in Detroit.

Micheline Maynard, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times

Marc Stepp, former vice president of the United Auto Workers

Steve Babson, author of An Unfinished Struggle: Turning Points in American Labor

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