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

Examples of autoworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sandy Smith lost three men in her family to COVID-19, including her brother Ricardo Smith, a 41-year-old autoworker who lived in Southfield., "Support quality local journalism like this by becoming a subscriber.," 20 Mar. 2020 Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had words that Gerald Lang and his autoworker colleagues could appreciate Thursday night. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Joe Biden tells Detroit-area autoworker that future is bright at Democratic convention," 21 Aug. 2020 Unifor, the union representing Canadian autoworkers has said talks will begin in mid-August. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "FCA prepares to cut third shift at Windsor Assembly, end production of Dodge Grand Caravan," 4 June 2020 In the last presidential contest, the autoworkers union endorsed Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in May 2016. Keith Naughton,, "UAW Endorses Biden Reopening Plan After Trump’s Task Force Snub," 13 May 2020 Ford temporarily halted production at two of its assembly plants Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago and Dearborn, Michigan, after three autoworkers tested positive for the virus. Author: David Crary, Dave Collins, Nicole Winfield, Anchorage Daily News, "Reopening: It’s back to business, but not business as usual," 20 May 2020 The next primaries are in states likely to lean to Biden, including Michigan with its autoworkers and African-American population, Florida with older residents, and Ohio, where voters may embrace Biden’s working-class roots. Karl Maier,, "Coronavirus Leaves World Playing Catch-Up," 29 Apr. 2020 For the auto industry and for autoworkers, this is already a precarious moment. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "G.M. Sues Rival Over Bribery Scheme as Union Scandal Expands," 20 Nov. 2019 Tens of thousands of autoworkers had been laid off., "Walter Reuther's family says of the UAW icon: 'He never sold out.'," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of autoworker

1901, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2020

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“Autoworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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