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Changing Patterns of Unionization...

Statistics Canada

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.



A profile of the UAW membership by sector

Automotive: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler. In addition, the UAW represents several thousand salaried employees — including engineers, designers and draftsmen — at DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors.

Workers at new United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), a GM-Toyota joint venture; and Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. (MMMA) also belong to the UAW.

In addition, the union has a major presence in the automotive parts industry, including such firms as Delphi, Visteon, Lear, Johnson Controls, Dana, Collins & Aikman, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle, Thyssen Budd Automotive, and numerous tool-and-die firms and suppliers.

Aerospace and Defense: In the aerospace and defense industry, the UAW represents workers at such major firms as General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, General Electric, Rolls-Royce Allison, Bell Helicopter, AM General (Humvee) and others.

Heavy Trucks: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at five leading manufacturers of heavy trucks: Freightliner, Mack, Navistar International, Peterbilt and Volvo North America, as well as engineers, draftsmen designers and other salaried employees at Mack, Navistar and Volvo North America.

Farm and Heavy Equipment: The UAW represents workers at several of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm and heavy construction equipment, Deere & Co., Caterpillar and CNH Global.

Other Manufacturing: The UAW represents workers in a wide range of industries, including household appliances, brewing, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware, firearms, boats, modular housing, toys, musical instruments, pharmaceuticals and food processing.

Among the well known consumer products made by UAW members are Kohler bathroom fixtures, Lennox home furnaces and air conditioners, Miller beers, Colt firearms, Master Loc locks, , Land O' Lakes butter, Folger's coffee, Libby's and Crosse & Blackwell canned foods, Yamaha musical instruments and Planter's nuts.

Technical, Office and Professional (TOP): The UAW represents a large and growing number of technical, office and professional workers at manufacturing companies as well as in the public sector, health care, schools and universities, telecommunications and news media. The UAW's technical, office and professional members work in a wide range of occupations, including draftsmen, industrial designers, engineers, computer specialists, health care professionals, social service workers, journalists and writers, curators and librarians, graduate teaching assistants and state and local government employees.

These include Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky state employees; service, clerical, technical and graduate student employees at more than 20 colleges and universities; artisans at Greenfield Village; the staffs of The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and The Stamford Advocate; technical and on-air staff of WDET, Detroit’s public radio station; workers at the three Detroit casinos, staff lawyers of the Legal Services Corporation, and more than 5,000 members of the National Writers Union.