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A profile of the UAW membership by sector

Automotive: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. In addition, the UAW represents several thousand salaried employees — including engineers, designers and draftsmen — at Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

Workers at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. (MMMA) also belong to the UAW.

In addition, the union has a major presence in the automotive parts industry, including such firms as Delphi, Visteon, Lear, Johnson Controls, Dana, Collins & Aikman, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle, Thyssen Budd Automotive, and numerous tool-and-die firms and suppliers.

Aerospace and Defense: In the aerospace and defense industry, the UAW represents workers at such major firms as General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, General Electric, Rolls-Royce Allison, Bell Helicopter, AM General (Humvee) and others.

Heavy Trucks: The UAW represents skilled trades and production workers at five leading manufacturers of heavy trucks: Freightliner, Mack, Navistar International, Peterbilt and Volvo North America, as well as engineers, draftsmen designers and other salaried employees at Mack, Navistar and Volvo North America. 

Farm and Heavy Equipment: The UAW represents workers at several of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm and heavy construction equipment, Deere & Co., Caterpillar and CNH Global.

Other Manufacturing: The UAW represents workers in a wide range of industries, including household appliances, brewing, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware, firearms, boats, modular housing, toys, musical instruments, pharmaceuticals and food processing. 

Among the well known consumer products made by UAW members are Kohler bathroom fixtures, Lennox home furnaces and air conditioners, Miller beers, Colt firearms, Master Loc locks, , Land O' Lakes butter, Folger's coffee, Libby's and Crosse & Blackwell canned foods, Yamaha musical instruments and Planter's nuts.

Technical, Office and Professional (TOP): The UAW represents a large and growing number of technical, office and professional (TOP) workers at manufacturing companies as well as in the public sector, health care, schools and universities, telecommunications and news media. The UAW's TOP members work in a wide range of occupations, including gaming, draftsmen, industrial designers, engineers, computer specialists, health care professionals, child care professionals, social service workers, journalists and writers, curators and librarians, academic workers and state and local government employees.