Region Focus

Spring 2007

Grinding Gears

The jobs bank program has provided greater job security for unionized workers at the Big Three automakers, but at the expense of greater flexibility in labor markets
By Charles Gerena

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Baltimore Sun articles on closure of General Motors plant in Baltimore, Md.

Block, Richard N. "Labor Relations in the Unionized Automobile Assembly Industry in the United States: 1961-2006."Paper Prepared for Meeting of the Automotive Partnership Council for North America, July 13, 2006.

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