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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The last autoworkers strike was also against GM, and lasted three days. Brenna Cammeron, CNN, "5 things we learned from the GM strike," 17 Sep. 2019 The General Motors strike could affect far more than the autoworkers and the company. Alex Connor, USA TODAY, "War with Iran? Trump would ‘like to avoid it’," 16 Sep. 2019 Specifically, American representatives have been driving a hard bargain on demands for higher autoworker wages south of the border and a minimum standard for how much of a new car must originate here. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Trump is running out of time on NAFTA," 11 May 2018 The argument was first used successfully against former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk in 2011. David Rising,, "Former SS guard of Nazi camp, 92, to go on trial in Germany," 8 Aug. 2019 Senator Kamala Harris of California has accused the president of breaking his promises to farmers and autoworkers. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Job Growth Slows in July but Remains Solid," 2 Aug. 2019 But those hypothetical losses went well beyond autoworkers, to include workers at restaurants, retail stores and any business that benefits from the auto industry. Amanda Seitz, Fortune, "Trump’s and Democrats’ Incendiary Week: Fact Checking Claims," 20 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of autoworker

1901, in the meaning defined above

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