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UAW Ends Bargaining Convention Promising a Fight if Necessary

March 13, 2019, 5:57 PM

The United Auto Workers struck a resolute and combative tone as it closed out a special convention on collective bargaining March 13. The convention comes as the union prepares to bargain with General Motors, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler for new contracts this summer.

The three-day convention began March 11 in Detroit and convened more than 900 union delegates to set the UAW’s bargaining priorities for the next four years.

“We are preparing for a conflict,” UAW President Gary Jones said in a convention speech March 13. “We are choosing to rely on ourselves rather than rely on the good...

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