Tag: Mercedes

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