UAW membership tops 400,000 for first time since 2008

March 31, 2015 9:38 PM

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The United Automobile Workers union eclipsed 400,000 members for the first time since 2008, drawing new members and dues last year from the resurgent automotive industry auto suppliers in the South and from higher education employees.

It was the fifth straight year the union reported a membership gain, reporting more than 12,000 new members last year and 403,000 members total, according to an annual report it must file each March with the U.S. Department of Labor.

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