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Fuyao Workers Reject the UAW by 2-to-1 Margin

Posted in Union Organizing
After two days of voting in a secret-ballot NLRB election, production and maintenance workers at the Moraine, Ohio Fuyao glass plant rejected the UAW.  The final vote tally was 886 “No” votes to 441 “Yes” votes. This is the third major defeat of the UAW among auto manufacturing and auto supplier companies in as many… Continue Reading

Fuyao Workers to Vote on UAW Representation on November 8 and 9

Posted in Union Organizing
On October 25, Fuyao Glass America, the UAW and the NLRB reached an election agreement for an NLRB-supervised, secret-ballot election at the Fuyao plant in Moraine, Ohio. Approximately 1,500 Fuyao production and maintenance workers will vote on whether to designate the UAW as their collective bargaining agent. The election is set for Wednesday, November 8… Continue Reading

Big Defeat for UAW as Nissan Workers Vote “No”

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing
By nearly a 2-to-1 margin, Nissan’s production and maintenance employees at its Canton, Mississippi facility rejected UAW representation.  The count was 2,244 “no” votes to 1,307 “yes” votes. The UAW had invested heavily for over six years in trying to convince Nissan’s Mississippi workers to vote “yes.”  Through demonstrations and rallies featuring actor Danny Glover,… Continue Reading

UAW-Nissan Agree to Election; UAW Files More Charges

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing
On July 16, the UAW and Nissan entered into a Stipulated Election Agreement with the NLRB.  Under the Agreement, the UAW agreed that only the production and maintenance workers employed directly by Nissan would be able to vote.  The Agreement excludes from the bargaining unit “temporary employees” and “contract employees,” and specifically excludes those workers… Continue Reading

UAW Files Election Petition for Workers at Nissan’s Canton, MS Facility

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing
On July 10, the UAW filed a NLRB Petition for Election to represent all of the production and maintenance workers at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi manufacturing facility.  The facility has over 6,500 workers.  The petition could not only include the production and maintenance workers employed directly by Nissan, but also include contract workers employed by Kelly… Continue Reading

Disputes Between Volkswagen and UAW Continue

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing, Unions
Earlier this month, Volkswagen appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., in an effort to overturn the NLRB’s decision upholding the UAW’s election win to represent about 165 skilled maintenance workers within VW’s Chattanooga plant. VW contends that the UAW should not be permitted to represent a small segment of the production… Continue Reading

VW to Continue Micro-Unit Fight with UAW

Posted in Union Organizing, Unions
The NRLB recently gave the UAW an expected victory. As readers of this blog will recall, the UAW is seeking to represent about 165 skilled maintenance workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga. VW contended that the UAW should not be permitted to represent a micro-unit of 165 skilled maintenance workers in a manufacturing facility… Continue Reading

Top 5 Labor Law Developments of 2015

Posted in NLRB
2015 is over; 2016 has just begun.  So, what were the top developments in labor law in the past 12 months?  And, what should be at the top of the list for labor professionals to keep an eye on in 2016?  I will share some thoughts on these two questions over the course of the… Continue Reading

UAW Wins VW Election of Skilled Maintenance Workers

Posted in Elections, Union Organizing, Unions
The UAW won the election to represent 165 skilled maintenance workers at VW’s Chattanooga facility.  There were 108 “yes” votes in favor of UAW representation and 44 “no” votes against the UAW. VW appealed the NRLB Regional Director’s decision approving an election for a micro-unit of skilled maintenance workers.  Now, VW must decide whether to… Continue Reading

Contentious Negotiations Ahead for Detroit 3 and UAW

Posted in Benefits, Negotiations, Unions
Within the next two weeks, the GM, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler will begin the serious negotiations for new collective bargaining agreements.  The ceremonial opening of these negotiations occurred last month.  The current agreements expire on September 14, and all sides face serious issues. During the 2011 negotiations, two of the three companies were being bailed out… Continue Reading

UAW Gains Recognition at Volkswagen

Posted in Union Organizing
It’s certainly unconventional for the U.S. labor movement, but the UAW scored a victory at VW in Chattanooga. VW has agreed to meet with the UAW bi-weekly to discuss work issues, after an accounting firm certified that the UAW represented over 45% of the workers in Chattanooga. The UAW, however, is not the exclusive representative… Continue Reading

UAW Withdraws Objections to Volkswagen Election

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Just before the NLRB hearing about the UAW objections to the VW election was to start, the UAW withdrew its objections to its 712-626 defeat in the February 2014 election. Thus, the UAW ended its legal battle to overturn the election results.   The UAW stated that pursing its objections would take months… Continue Reading

UAW Files Objections to VW Vote

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Seeking to set aside its loss, the UAW filed formal objections to the VW election with the NLRB. The UAW alleges interference with the NLRB election process by third parties. The UAW requests that the NLRB set aside its 712-626 loss in the February 14 election and conduct another secret-ballot election. The UAW has until… Continue Reading

VW Workers Reject the UAW

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer By a vote of 712 to 626, the VW workers in Chattanooga rejected UAW representation. The defeat leaves the UAW in a precarious state. The UAW was hoping to use a victory at VW as momentum for its campaigns at Nissan in Canton, Mississippi, and at Mercedes Benz in Vance, Alabama. Instead, the UAW finds… Continue Reading

VW’s Agreement for a UAW Election

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Voting begins at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, and the polls close at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14. By 11:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Chattanooga will know whether the UAW has been certified as the exclusive union representing the Volkswagen workers at its Chattanooga plant. VW has done a lot for… Continue Reading

UAW Set to Increase Membership Dues

Posted in Unions
By Al Kinzer At its June 2014 Convention, the UAW is set to increase its minimum membership dues to 2½ hours of pay per month. Since 1967, the UAW’s minimum membership dues have been set at 2 hours of pay per month. The UAW’s financial woes have been coming for years. In 1979, the UAW had… Continue Reading