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UAW is trying to Organize Mercedes
Dec 02,2013 - The head of the United Auto Workers union is talking about its ongoing campaign to organize at Alabama\'s Mercedes-Benz plant. “We have a very innovative campaign there,” UAW President Bob King told the Detroit Free Press in a story published Sunday. “We have made significant progress at Mercedes ... with help from the Daimler Works Council and IG Metall.\" IG Metall is the German labor union that is supporting the UAW\'s latest efforts at Mercedes in Tuscaloosa County and another German automaker, the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Volkswagen is seen as the UAW\'s best shot at achieving a long-sought goal, organizing a union at one of the Asian or German automakers that populate the South. The Detroit Free Press looks at King\'s tenure as president, which will last another eight months before he retires next June. Among his accomplishments, King has reversed the UAW\'s membership decline and negotiated contracts that helped the recovery of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler...