Ground Effects Workers Speak Out For Union Representation

Yesterday, citing major health and safety violations and retaliation including firings of workers, dozens of protestors began a protest action at Ground Effects, an automotive supplier in Dearborn.

You can hear the workers’ story in the video below:

Last week, 10 OSHA complaints were filed including lack of adequate ventilation; repeated skin contact with the toxic uncured isocyanates, respiratory problems from robotic spray booths, lack of adequate hand and foot protections and problems with the alarm systems.

The NLRB in December 2015 ordered a new election following a narrow union representation election loss citing the company’s objectionable conduct during union organizing drives. Some workers involved in supporting the union have since been fired.

A full list of the alleged OSHA Health and Safety Violations can be downloaded as a PDF here.