autoworker

noun

au·​to·​work·​er ˈȯ-tō-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce autoworker (audio)
ˈä-
: a person employed in the automobile manufacturing industry

Examples of autoworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In September, Biden traveled to the Detroit area to join autoworkers on the picket line, making history as the first sitting president to do so. Monica Alba, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023 Speaking at the event, UAW President Shawn Fain thanked Biden for his help but reserved his biggest praise for the striking autoworkers. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 In September, President Joe Biden joined striking autoworkers on a picket line in Michigan. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 After a prolonged strike, union autoworkers won new concessions for workers who assemble electric vehicles and produce batteries at some plants that the three largest American carmakers run. Coral Davenport, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday, smashing records with a historic contract that other autoworkers hope will start a radical shift in the industry. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 27 Oct. 2023 At the time, autoworkers were asking for a 40% pay raise, pension benefits to all employees and the return of cost-of-living adjustments that were eliminated in 2007, among other things. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 26 Oct. 2023 The three contracts, if approved by 146,000 union members, would dramatically raise pay for autoworkers, with increases and cost-of-living adjustments that would translate into a 33% wage gain. Tom Krisher The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 17 Nov. 2023 The three contracts, if approved by 146,000 union members, would dramatically raise pay for top-scale assembly plant autoworkers, with increases and cost-of-living adjustments that would translate into a 33% wage gain. Tom Krisher, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'autoworker.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

auto entry 1 + worker

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autoworker was in 1901

Dictionary Entries Near autoworker

Cite this Entry

“Autoworker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoworker. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!