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    take on

    Critics say leaders over the years at Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and what is now Chrysler LLC were slow to take on unions, failed to invest enough in new products, ceded the car market to the Japanese and were ill-prepared for the inevitable rise in gas prices that would make their trucks and SUVs obsolete.

    Hi,
    What does "take on" mean in this sentence, please?
    Thanks.

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    Re: take on

    Assume a responsibility and in that case, I would say 'accept to begin unions'


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    Re: take on

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    Assume a responsibility and in that case, I would say 'accept to begin unions'


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    Thanks!
    Does "union" here mean that entity that represents the worker's interests and fights for their wages and benefits?
    If so, I still in doubt about "take on unions".
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    Re: take on

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Critics say leaders over the years at Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and what is now Chrysler LLC were slow to take on unions, failed to invest enough in new products, ceded the car market to the Japanese and were ill-prepared for the inevitable rise in gas prices that would make their trucks and SUVs obsolete.

    Hi,
    What does "take on" mean in this sentence, please?
    Thanks.
    In this context, I think "take on" means "tackle/deal with"
    Unions means trade unions.
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