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Alabama Mercedes workers lose first union election, vow to fight on

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on May 17, 2024. It is shared here with permission. A no-holds-barred campaign by Mercedes management convinced a majority of workers at its Alabama factory complex to vote against forming a union. In addition to anti-union videos and mailings, captive-audience meetings, firings, and an onslaught of pressure from […]

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Southern Autoworkers Can Reverse Decades of Job Quality Decline

This is a victory celebration photo after Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, TN successfully voted to unionize on April 19, 2024. Diana Hussein, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Marc Bayard and Dev Wakeley / OtherWords The United Auto Workers recently scored the largest union victory in decades in the South. Their success at […]

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Tennessee Volkswagen workers vote union

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Apr. 19, 2024. It is shared here with permission. In a watershed victory, workers at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted tonight “UAW, yes!” The company’s sole non-union plant will finally join the rest of the world. “If Volkswagen workers at plants in Germany and Mexico […]