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After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win

May. 17, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW's grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return...

Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing United Auto Workers’ organizing drive in the South

May. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT
VANCE, Ala. (AP) — Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing United Auto Workers’ organizing drive in the South.

Pro-union ad featuring former Alabama coach Nick Saban was done without permission, he says

May. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said a pro-union advertisement that features his past comments was done without his permission. The ad by More Perfect Union Solidarity is airing as more than 5,000 Mercedes workers in Alabama vote this...

The United Auto Workers faces a key test in the South with upcoming vote at Alabama Mercedes plant

May. 11, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is “not falling for the lies anymore” and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and conditions, but Garrard said those promises have not...

Workers at Stellantis plant near Detroit authorize strike in dispute over health and safety issues

May. 06, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — About 1,000 workers at a Stellantis metal stamping plant north of Detroit have voted to authorize a strike over health and safety issues, the United Auto Workers union says. The union didn't immediately answer a question about whether a strike deadline had been...

New Jersey and union ask judge to dismiss anti-smoking lawsuit targeting Atlantic City casinos

Apr. 29, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union and the New Jersey attorney general on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a different union that seeks to ban smoking at the city's nine casinos. Local 54 of the Unite Here union said in a filing...

United Auto Workers reaches deal with Daimler Truck, averting potential strike in North Carolina

Apr. 27, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

The United Auto Workers union announced it reached a last-minute tentative agreement with truck and bus manufacturer Daimler Truck, averting a potential strike of more than 7,000 workers. The union struck a four-year agreement with the German company on Friday evening, just before...

U.S. labor secretary says UAW win at Tennessee Volkswagen plant shows southern workers back unions

Apr. 25, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Workers at auto plants in the South should be free to unionize without pressure from employers or anti-union governors, acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su said Thursday, even as some southern states pass laws to inhibit organized labor. “That choice belongs to...

Jeep maker Stellantis to lay off an unspecified number of factory workers in the coming months

Apr. 23, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jeep maker Stellantis is planning to lay off an unspecified number of workers at its U.S. factories in the coming months to deal with a rapidly changing global auto market, the company said Tuesday. The statement comes as the company faces increased capital spending...

Tennessee's GOP governor says Volkswagen plant workers made a mistake in union vote

Apr. 22, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Monday that he thinks workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga made a mistake by voting to unionize under the United Auto Workers in a landslide election but acknowledged the choice was ultimately up to them. Ahead...