News: The UAW union and German labor forming chapter for Daimler plant

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The UAW union and German labor forming chapter for Daimler plant

The United Auto Workers union said Friday it was creating a chapter at the only factory within auto giant Daimler's global manufacturing system where workers lack labor representation. The local chapter aims to represent the 3,400 US employees at a Mercedes-Benz plant outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the southern United States, and is being formed with help from German trade union IG Metal. "This is the formation of a local union that will become the bargaining agent for workers at this facility," said Gary Casteel, UAW secretary treasurer and vice chairman of the Daimler workers committee.

The United Auto Workers union said Friday it was creating a chapter at the only factory within auto giant Daimler's global manufacturing system where workers lack labor representation. The local chapter aims to represent the 3,400 US employees at a Mercedes-Benz plant outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the southern United States, and is being formed with help from German trade union IG Metal. "This is the formation of a local union that will become the bargaining agent for workers at this facility," said Gary Casteel, UAW secretary treasurer and vice chairman of the Daimler workers committee.

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