au·​to·​work·​er | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce autoworker (audio) , ˈä-\

Definition of autoworker

: a person employed in the automobile manufacturing industry

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In one new feature, the deal requires that 40 percent of cars’ contents eventually be made in countries that pay autoworkers at least $16 an hour — that is, in the United States, or Canada, but not in Mexico. Christopher Rugaber, The Seattle Times, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s speech exaggerates border peril," 6 Feb. 2019 Palij's deportation is the first for a Nazi war crimes suspect since Germany agreed in 2009 to take John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker who was accused of serving as a Nazi guard. Michael R. Sisak, Fox News, "US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany," 21 Aug. 2018 Dominic Miccichi, a 24-year-old autoworker from Tiffin, Ohio, said that a Chinese company, Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts, was bidding to take over his plant, Toledo Molding and Die, by buying its current German owner, Grammer. New York Times, "Trump’s Trade War With China Pierces the Heart of Michigan," 12 July 2018 Palij’s deportation is the first for a Nazi war crimes suspect since Germany agreed in 2009 to take John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker who was accused of serving as a Nazi guard. Michael R. Sisak, The Seattle Times, "US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany," 21 Aug. 2018 Thanks to Michigan’s right-to-work law that Republicans enacted in 2012, autoworkers can choose whether to belong to the union and fund its high-rolling executives—though perhaps not for long. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "United Auto Workers vs. Workers," 1 Nov. 2018 Auto manufacturing jobs continue to shrink as companies automate and build plants outside the U.S. Asian and European automakers and suppliers, which employ more than half the autoworkers in this country, have kept unions out of U.S. plants. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "UAW members meet to vote on dues, elect new leaders," 11 June 2018 But if that demand falls, tariffs could have the opposite effect than intended, leading to job losses among autoworkers. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Trump's tariffs plan will hurt car buyers, automakers," 24 May 2018 Jewell is not among the seven people charged so far in the case, in which prosecutors say Fiat Chrysler Automobiles funneled money meant for autoworker training to UAW officers in an effort to influence contract negotiations. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Incoming UAW boss was aboard $1,600 bus ride cited in scandal," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of autoworker

1901, in the meaning defined above

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