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    :: Friday, October 06, 2006 ::

    Made in (Deunionized) America: Despite Closings at Ford, GM, and Delphi, New Auto Parts Industry Springing up In Michigan - Tiffany Ten Eyck and Mark Brenner, Monthly Review, VA
    Hard times at the Big Three and the booming non-union auto parts sector are two sides of the same problem, as profit-hungry auto makers have found outsourcing an effective way to erode union-won wages and benefits in the auto industry.

    The numbers paint a stark picture. In the early 1980s close to two-thirds of all auto workers were union. By the early 1990s that number had fallen to half.

    Unfortunately for the UAW, as auto sales and auto employment picked up during the 1990s, union membership declined just as rapidly, thanks in large part to the expansion of non-union auto parts production.
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