ANALYSIS-As UAW fades, so does a path to U.S. prosperity


By Nick Carey DETROIT, May 31 (Reuters) - For decades, unionized manufacturing jobs have been considered the surest path to middle-class prosperity and realizing the vaunted American dream for blue-collar workers. The United Auto Workers helped make that dream a reality. "We created the middle class in America," said Olen Ham, one of the few surviving members of the 1937 "sit-down" strike in Flint, Michigan, which won the first union contract with General Motors Corp . Later ...

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