Employees at NTN-Bower Corporation in Hamilton, Alabama, voted 82-50 to kick UAW (United Auto Workers) Local 1990 out of the ball bearings plant. Friday’s secret ballot election was the fourth arranged to determine the union’s future at the company. The workers won the right to withdraw from the union, which has represented them since 1976, after a two-year campaign.
The Kansas chapter of the United Auto Workers union is using its website to draw attention to GM workers who choose not to pay union dues.
UAW Local 31 dedicates an entire page of its website to listing the names and work stations of employees who have opted to exercise their rights not to be in the union. UAW Local 31 lists nearly 30 workers at the Fairfax, Kansas GM plant who are not in the union. The “Scab List” is published under the union website’s “Important Information” section.
The UAW began campaigning to unionize a Chattanooga Volkswagen plant just five months after suffering a devastating defeat, according to a union critic who works at the plant.
The UAW announced the formation of a local voluntary union on Thursday, despite the fact that it agreed not to engage in any organization activity for at least one year after its defeat.
The UAW broke its pledge to cease organizing activity at the Chattanooga auto plant that rejected unionization, announcing on Thursday afternoon that it would form a voluntary union for factory workers.
Workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the labor giant’s bid to form the first auto union in the right to work state in February. The union signed a neutrality agreement with the German auto manufacturer that gave organizers an advantage during its campaign.