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Reuther Put Horsepower into Auto Workers Union

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Reuther Put Horsepower into Auto Workers Union

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Reuther Put Horsepower into Auto Workers Union

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Walter Reuther headed the United Auto Workers union for 24 years. During his tenure, Reuther built the UAW into one of the most powerful unions of its time, becoming a major force not only in the auto industry but also in national politics and the struggle for civil rights.

Now an exhibit in Detroit looks at his life — and legacy.

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