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1st Gear: The Globalization Of Cars Means The Globalization Of Unions
The UAW's curious partnership with Volkswagen, which we've covered in TMS before, has VW essentially seeking out the UAW to help them form a "works council" similar to what mega union IG Metall does in Germany.