UAW Advances Works Council Discussions with Volkswagen Group of America

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today released the following statement from Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and head of the union’s transnational department, regarding the progress of UAW Local 42 at Volkswagen in Chattanooga: “UAW Local 42, with advice and counsel from the International union, is advancing a German-style works council concept that we

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

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

UAW Responds to New Development at Volkswagen

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW, who heads the International Union’s Transnational Department, today released the following statement regarding Volkswagen’s verification of the membership of UAW Local 42: “We appreciate Volkswagen’s timely response in verifying UAW Local 42’s substantial membership level, which exceeds a majority of workers at the plant. “As anticipated,

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

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