UAW membership lowest since World War Two

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DETROIT, March 28 (Reuters) - Membership in the United Auto Workers union has dropped below 500,000, hitting its lowest level since World War Two in a downturn that reflects the wrenching restructuring by U.S. automakers. UAW membership dropped by 14 percent from the prior year to 464,910 in 2007, according to the union's annual report, which was released on Friday to the U.S. Department of Labor. Membership in the union peaked at near 1.5 million in 1979 and has been declining since. ...

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