Workers And Bosses Unite?

Loud voices in the UAW want carmakers' help in organizing suppliers. The union's future is on the line

The United Auto Workers just got some good news. For the first time since 1989, the 780,000-member union last year added more members than it lost--7,800, in fact. And the pace has picked up so far this year. "If we continue on that route, we don't have to worry about the future," UAW President Stephen P. Yokich boasted at a late-March convention in Detroit, which was called to plan bargaining demands for contract talks with Big Three auto makers this fall.

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