believes in the principle of fair, secret ballot elections in which workers freely decide whether to join the union.
While a number of unions represent employees at auto assembly and parts manufacturing plants, the United Auto Workers (UAW
) is the most prominent.
Doing so required UAW
members to accept concessions that made their wages and benefits look like those of non-union auto workers.
Seventy-eight percent of UAW
laborers at five American Axle locations voted in favor of the four-year labor agreement, with 22% in dissention.
Working-level negotiators from Ford and UAW
met last Friday and worked through the weekend, the people said.
He makes extensive use of union archives and conducted interviews with a wide array of UAW
On the other side of the table the UAW
has published data about how strong its role has been in making the domestic companies more competitive over the last 10 to 20 years, and they, too, are right.
At Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss., workers start at several dollars less per hour than their UAW
counterparts in Detroit.
The agreement follows one the UAW
reached with General Motors Corp.
Instead, BCBSM and the auto companies believe they can force physicians to discount their lees without input as to how these arbitrary conditions may affect access of UAW
members and their families to physicians of their choice."
According to the UAW
, in the 10 years since the union, first petitioned OSHA to address the issue, more than a million factory workers per year have been exposed to hazardous oil-based metalworking fluids that mist in production and are released into factory air.
agreed to accept bonuses instead of wage increases in 2004 and 2005, followed by wage increases of 2% in 2006 and 3% in 2007.