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Union solidarity elusive when it comes to cars

Despite an invigorated bond between public and private-sector union workers forged during the fight against Senate Bill 5, the decision to purchase union or non-union made automobiles is more of a question of convenience than solidarity.

This sign is posted in the parking lot of UAW Local 12 at 2300 Ashland Ave. in Toledo,OH. Enlarge | Buy This Photo This sign is posted in the parking lot of UAW Local 12 at 2300 Ashland Ave. in Toledo,OH.
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U.S. and foreign-made cars are parked throughout the lot at Jefferson Junior High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S. and foreign-made cars are parked throughout the lot at Jefferson Junior High School.
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Some drivers, when questioned about their choice of non-union vehicles, said they shopped for what was convenient. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Some drivers, when questioned about their choice of non-union vehicles, said they shopped for what was convenient.
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Union-made vehicles parked at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania were outnumbered by non-union vehicles. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Union-made vehicles parked at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania were outnumbered by non-union vehicles.
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Private- and public-sector union workers forged a bond in the fight against Senate Bill 5. But will that bond continue when it comes purchasing a union-made vehicle instead of a non-union vehicle? Enlarge | Buy This Photo Private- and public-sector union workers forged a bond in the fight against Senate Bill 5. But will that bond ...
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An Acura, Honda's Luxury brand, is among cars in the downtown Toledo Government Lot along Orange Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An Acura, Honda's Luxury brand, is among cars in the downtown Toledo Government Lot along Orange Street.
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A mix of U.S. and Japanese-brand vehicles are parked at Old Orchard Elementary, where non-union automobiles were outnumbered by union products. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A mix of U.S. and Japanese-brand vehicles are parked at Old Orchard Elementary, where non-union automobiles were ...
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A Nissan is just one of the autos parked at Harvard Elementary. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Nissan is just one of the autos parked at Harvard Elementary.
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