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Lansing Van-Rob workers vote to join the UAW

LANSING – Workers at the Kirchhoff Group/Van-Rob plant in Lansing, Michigan, voted to join the UAW Thursday by a vote of 60 to 43. Van-Rob makes welded metal assemblies for General Motors’ Lansing Grand River plant, including cross-car beams and rocker panels for the Camaro. “Winning the election was just the first step. I’m proud of how my co-workers stood together, and I know we’ll stay united until we negotiate a fair contract that makes real changes and puts them in writing,” said Alejandro Albarez, a production worker at the plant. There were 107 workers eligible to vote and roughly ... Read more