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Herald Business Journal, March 21, 2014, Friday

Herald Business Journal 

March 21, 2014, Friday

Herald Business Journal (full article)

New Machinists leader says he's focused on healing divisions

Indeed, across the country, unions face an uphill fight in the private sector.

Economic pressure and the ability of companies to shift work means many people are worried about holding onto jobs, said Art Wheaton, a faculty member and labor relations expert at the Worker Institute at Cornell University.

Earlier this year, the United Auto Workers were dealt a tough defeat when workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted against joining the union. VW had actually stayed out of the debate, but outside anti-union groups stepped in to oppose UAW expansion in the South.