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Federal Appeals Court Affirms Mercedes-Benz Employees’ Right to Organize in Alabama

LOCAL UNION CALLS ON COMPANY TO ADHERE TO DAIMLER’S GLOBAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PRINCIPLES VANCE, Ala. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit today upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that determined Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) violated federal labor law in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. The federal court order affirmed a November 2014 decision by the NLRB, which ruled that MBUSI employees are free to solicit other employees — inside the plant, but not on working time — in order to form a union. At that time, the NLRB ordered MBUSI to inform employees that ... Read more

UAW’s Casteel Responds to Announcement by AM General and Mercedes-Benz

UAW Secretary-Treasurer, Gary Casteel SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and vice chairman of the Daimler World Employee Committee, today released the following statement in response to AM General and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International’s announcement that Mercedes-Benz has selected AM General to produce the R-Class luxury vehicle at AM General’s assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind.: “We commend Mercedes-Benz for investing in a proven facility with a highly skilled workforce represented by UAW Local 5,” said Casteel, who heads the International Union’s Transnational Department. “Mercedes-Benz’s decision highlights the continued growth and expansion of the U.S. automotive industry and ... Read more

UAW, workers condemn response from Mercedes in NLRB ruling

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law. UAW Secretary-Treasurer, Gary Casteel  UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at its Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa.  It’s deplorable that Mercedes was found in violation of U.S. law and then publicly claimed it as a victory and an example of its neutral pledge.” Following a three-day hearing at the National Labor Relations Board ... Read more

NLRB affirms MBUSI worker’s right to organize

VANCE, Ala. — On the heels of a new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the UAW today called on Daimler AG to abide by its global Principles of Social Responsibility and respect the right of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) employees to organize a local union. Just before Thanksgiving, on November 26, the NLRB issued an order on Nov. 26 determining that MBUSI had violated federal labor law in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The order affirms a decision last summer by a judge who ruled that the MBUSI employee handbook included a provision illegally prohibiting employees from discussing a ... Read more