It was a few short months ago that Bob King, vice president of national organizing for the United Auto Workers, told Ward’s that the union had to place a higher priority on targeting automotive suppliers for its long-term survival. This week, the union, under new leadership from incoming President Ron Gettelfinger, acted on that strategy by striking three Johnson Controls Inc. plants in Shreveport, LA; Oklahoma City; and Earth City, MO. The UAW does not represent the 155 employees who ...

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