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Automotive News, February 22, 2014, Saturday

Automotive News 

February 22, 2014, Saturday

Automotive News (full article)

4 key VW decisions shaped UAW vote's course

In the lead-up to the election, UAW supporters thought they had 70 to 80 percent of workers on their side, says Justin King, 30, who fixes electronic glitches in cars at the plant and was a key UAW organizer. And yet, when the votes were counted, the UAW ended up losing 53 to 47 percent, with nearly 90 percent turnout.
"That's the absolutely mind-boggling, jaw-dropping thing about that election," says Jefferson Cowie, a labor historian at Cornell University. "It's a chilling signal to the entire labor movement."