Tag: Hyundai

Feds Demand Hyundai Supplier Reinstate Fired Whistleblower

Dept. of Labor Calls For Back Pay for Workers Terminated, Suspended for Raising Health & Safety Concerns at Ala. Lear Plant — Lawsuit Marks Latest in Series of Federal Crackdowns on Lear; Workers Vow to Continue Speaking Out for Safe Jobs Selma, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Labor has petitioned a federal court to order Lear Corp., a major supplier to Hyundai, to reinstate a whistleblower who was fired for speaking out about getting sick at the company’s plant in Selma. In its complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, the Labor Department ... Read more

Feds Charge Alabama Hyundai Supplier Illegally Threatened to Close Plant to Stifle Worker Organizing

Labor Board Demands Company Make Shop Floor Announcement that Workers Have Right to Organize — Workers Vow to Continue Speaking Out for Safe, Good Jobs Selma, Ala. – The federal government has charged Lear Corp., a major supplier to Hyundai, with illegally threatening on multiple occasions to close its Selma factory in an effort to intimidate workers who are organizing for higher pay and basic health and safety protections. In its complaint, the National Labor Relations Board also alleged that Lear supervisors interrogated workers over their support for organizing a union at the plant and repeatedly threatened them with job loss, ... Read more

Feds Charge Alabama Hyundai Supplier with Obstructing Health and Safety Investigation

Judge grants DOL request for temporary restraining order against major seat manufacturer that tried to silence whistle blower Contact: Jack Temple, jack.temple@berlinrosen.com, (646) 200-5280 Selma, Ala. – An Alabama federal judge Thursday issued a temporary restraining order against a major supplier to Hyundai that had threatened workers who spoke out about health and safety concerns and fired a whistle blower. The judge’s decision came a day after the U.S. Department of Labor, in a decisive move to protect workers’ rights, charged Lear Corp., which manufactures seats for Hyundai, with interfering in a federal investigation over dangerous conditions at its Selma, ... Read more