DETROIT (AP) — As American carmakers emerge from their deep slump and a more Republican-leaning Congress takes office, the United Auto Workers union is opening a legislative meeting in Washington this week.
The Detroit-based union says 1,000 working and retired members will be hitting Capitol Hill.
They'll be hearing from UAW President Bob King on Monday on the start of the four-day conference.
The Detroit News says King plans to talk about efforts to persuade non-U.S. automakers to make it easier to unionize their U.S. plants.
The Center for Responsive Politics says the union spent $10.1 million in the 2010 election cycle, with Democrats the main beneficiaries.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/