UAW challenges Mercedes-Benz union vote, NLRB asks for new election

Members and supporters of the United Auto Workers (UAW) picket outside the ZF Chassis Systems plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S., Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Andy Rice | Bloomberg | Good pictures

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union is challenging the results of last week’s Mercedes-Benz workers’ referendum in Alabama, in which workers voted against union representation, and is asking federal officials to order new elections.

In a dozen or so claims, the Detroit union alleges the German automaker fired four pro-union workers, forced workers to attend anti-union meetings and interfered with workers’ ability to advocate for the union.

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