The president—and the UAW—must seize this moment and create a big batch of lemonade from this very sour and sad lemon.
Whatever the reason behind their decision, the employees ultimately voted 712-626 against joining the UAW.
That handshake you asked for was the undoing of 70 years of UAW bargaining.
UAW President Bob King told The Washington Post that the anecdote is "baloney."
The UAW had a seat at the negotiating table, but not the car companies themselves.
Reuther was the UAW's chief lobbyist and a nephew of Walter Reuther, the union's legendary president during the 1950s and 1960s.
But instead President Obama cut a deal “to pay off the UAW at the expense of every bondholder.”
Peter Conway is a proud member of the UAW and U.S. Army veteran who worked at the Janesville plant until the day it closed.