The Rise and Fall of the UAW and Detroit

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The once mighty United Auto Workers union is in the thick of labor negotiations with the Big Three auto manufacturers. How have the union's fortunes changed in recent years, and how is it trying to forge new relationships with auto manufacturers? The auto industry has long been intertwined with the story of Detroit. In this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry explores the impact the government bail-out of car manufacturers has had on the city's notorious decline. Also, is there another government shutdown brewing? On Reporter's Notebook, the King of Saudi Arabia has granted women the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, but how quickly will changes take place?

Banner image: Workers assemble General Motors trucks on the assembly line at the GM Flint Assembly Plant July 18, 2011 in Flint, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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Sara Terry