The Company is pleased to have a new long-term contract in place that is fair and equitable to its UAW
If the UAW
victory, as expected, survives an appeal by Volkswagen to the National Labor Relations Board, the 164 skilled trades workers will be the first foreign-owned auto assembly plant workers to gain collective bargaining rights in the southern United States.
Working with our UAW
partners, we developed constructive solutions that benefit employees and provide flexibility for the company to respond to the needs of the marketplace.
That's why we are sponsoring the Holiday Meals on Wheels and volunteering to pack and deliver meals to homebound seniors on Labor Day for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging," - Jimmy Settles, Vice President and Director of UAW
National Ford Department.
Local 2865 has thus become the first labor union in the US to join the BDS movement.
For purposes of comparison, the town of Northboro had UAW
has gone down the road of acceptance of corporate goals for the past 30 years, selling different forms of "partnership" and bargaining concessions that have severely undermined the livelihoods and fundamental interests of workers in key strategic ways.
King and the UAW
announced the withdrawal on the morning of the scheduled start of an NLRB hearing in Chattanooga on the union's objection.
Bob King, president UAW
, in his letter to Nakanishi dated Nov 21 expressed shock and serious concern with recent actions of the company and termed them repressive of labour's fundamental rights at Manesar car assembly plant.
Actually, as King, a student of both UAW
and auto-industry history, is well aware, the UAW
, under the leadership of the iconic Walter Renther, did focus on the needs of consumers during the 1940s, when it called for the production of more efficient, less polluting cars and sought a role in the production decisions of management.
We recognize the intense pressure on employers from global competition, and the UAW
is committed to flexibility and innovation in order to support the success of our employers.
Several early strikes in 1936 prepared the UAW
for its next challenge: a monumental event in labor history.