autoworker

noun
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 argument was first used successfully against former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk in 2011. David Rising, BostonGlobe.com, "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 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

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First Known Use of autoworker

1901, in the meaning defined above

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