Tag: Lear

Flint Lear employees vote to join UAW

Nearly 600 employees of the new Lear manufacturing facility in Flint agreed join the UAW on Thursday. “We are thrilled to bring Lear’s exceptional workers into the UAW family, and are excited about the prospect of new jobs available in Flint,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “The UAW represents over 400,000 members and has welcomed over 10,000 new members since August. We welcome these workers and the opportunity to be a part of Flint’s rebirth. We look forward to getting down to business, bargaining great contracts, and helping our new members make a positive impact on the community.” ... Read more

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

Workers Confront Lear Corp. CEO at Shareholder Meeting to Demand Good Jobs

Southfield, Mich. – Workers from Lear plants across the country entered the company’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday morning and spoke directly to Lear Corp. CEO Matthew J. Simoncini and the company’s Board of Directors to demand good jobs and safe workplaces at its plants nationwide. Lear workers entered the shareholder meeting following a major protest with hundreds of auto workers, UAW members, and community supporters who joined together to call for an end to the low pay, unsafe working conditions, and retaliation facing workers at the $17 billion company that supplies Hyundai, Mercedes, BMW, and other major automakers. Lear workers ... Read more

Indiana Auto Workers Ratify Deal with Lear, Eliminating Two-Tier Pay System

Hammond, IN – All workers at Lear Corp.’s plant in Hammond, Ind. will earn more than $21 an hour by the end of a new four-year contract ratified Sunday evening—a week after a one-day strike shuttered the plant. The contract abolishes the unfair system that locked hundreds of workers into fast-food-like wages, paving the way for all workers in the plant to enter the middle class. Under the deal, wages will start at $16.50 and rise to $21.58 by the end of the agreement, establishing a new industry standard for seating workers across the country. Wages for some workers will ... Read more