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Changing Patterns of Unionization...

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In 2004, more than 4 million workers were unionized, up 43% from 1977. The increase in unionization, however, has lagged behind employment growth.


Even in a lean year, UAW members open their hearts, wallets.



Even in a lean year, UAW members open their hearts, wallets

Generous UAW Local 898 members at Ford Motor Co.'s Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., refused to say “bah humbug” over the holidays, despite the current economic crisis.

Local 898 members and salaried workers helped provide a Christmas party to more than 80 needy children from the Ypsilanti, Inkster and Detroit school systems. Each child was provided $200 worth of warm coats, boots and shoes, clothing, toys and other items.

After a welcome by plant management, Local 898 Chairman Joel Goddard and the joint Adopt-a-Child Committee, children were read a letter from Santa by Mrs. Claus and the story, “The Night Before Christmas.” Pizza, visits from Frosty the Snowman, elves and even Santa himself followed.

After Santa’s visit, children were given the green light to open their huge bags full of wrapped presents. The children were very excited to tear open their gifts and seemed to love everything that they received. Shouts of “Underwear!” “Boots!” “Barbie!” filled the hall. Every child in the room went home with a big smile on their face.

Retirees from locals 898 and 849, Region 1A Director Rory Gamble and many area businesses that donated items helped make the joint company-union effort a rousing success.