au·​to·​work·​er | \ˈȯ-tō-ˌwər-kər, ˈä-\

Definition of autoworker 

: a person employed in the automobile manufacturing industry

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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 Paul Wilson, a former autoworker and registered Democrat, made up his mind months ago. Jazmine Ulloa,, "Why these 2 California Republicans just keep winning," 22 May 2018 Many labor experts believe that’s cost almost as many autoworkers their jobs than jobs’ migration to lower labor cost countries. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Myths and Numbers," 17 June 2018 Dominique Morisseau’s play looks back on the 2008 economic crisis through the eyes of Detroit autoworkers who no longer take each paycheck for granted. Amy Wang | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "What we're looking forward to in Portland's 2018-2019 arts season," 29 May 2018 But repos soared on bad news, such as with the loss of 1,500 autoworker jobs in Lordstown, Ohio, announced this year. Todd C. Frankel,, "Riding with the repo man: as auto loan defaults rise, car repossessions skyrocket," 16 May 2018

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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