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    OSORIO & VERNUCCIO: UAW doesn't care what you think

    United Auto Workers (UAW) President Bob King recently pledged $60 million of his union's money to pressure foreign automakers into unionizing their employees. He has acknowledged that the UAW is in trouble and its very survival is at stake. At a recent conference in Washington, he said, "If we don't organize these transnationals, I don't think there's a long-term future for the UAW - I really don't."

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    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Same-sex marriage fought

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  • UAW President Bob King said in an emailed statement that the purpose of the investigation "is to determine the truth concerning the third party interference in the February election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant."

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  • "The NLRB's rules call for the use of subpoenas as part of this truth-seeking exercise," he said, using the acronym for the labor board. "The UAW hopes that all parties who receive subpoenas will fully comply by providing the NLRB with the requested documents and with their testimony."

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