Workers are fed up. How that could influence outcome of historic UAW vote

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The Detroit News

DETROIT — United Auto Workers members this month are casting ballots in a historic referendum that could change the union’s decades-old system for electing leaders — and they’re doing so as workers across the country push for better wages, benefits and working conditions amid a tight labor market and a pandemic that has laid bare long-standing inequities. Many of the same factors that have prompted thousands of workers to strike and quit their jobs in record numbers also is fueling a movement within the Detroit-based union of some 1 million members to adopt a system that would allow members to…

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