In This Presentation:

- Detroit Manufacturing

- 2013-14 Southeast Union Activity:

..UAW - Automotive

..Faurecia Northport election lost by UAW

..Continued UAW Presence at MBUSI & Nissan


..Other Steelworkers & Machinists Activity in State

..Operating Engineers, IBEW, RWDSU, Teamsters

- The UAW’S Situation:

..The 2 Tier Wage Structure in Detroit

..Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Law

..No Success Penetrating Southern “Transplant” OEMs

..Negative Associations

....Decline of US Auto Industry

....GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies

....Detroit Bankruptcy

- The New “Southern Strategy”:

..Racially Driven Campaign at Nissan in MS

..Political pressure – Internal or External

..Alliance with Germany’s IG Metall to Pursue Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen

..Reinventing the UAW as a 21st Century American “Works Council”

..Targeting Suppliers in West Alabama

- The Volkswagen Campaign:

..Management is Neutral

..Pitching the “Works Council” and “Codetermination”

..Pursuit of a Card Check Deal

..Secret Deal for Accelerated Election

..VW Files RM Petition

..UAW Given Plant Access

- UAW’s Campaign Issues at VW:

..Weak HR Department

..Many Unpopular Supervisors

..Perception That VW Favors Unionization

..The Cross Blue SUV

..The Need for a Works Council

..A Voice on the Global VW Works Council

..The $8,000 Bonus at Ford

- Anti-UAW Campaign Issues:

..The “Secret Election Agreement”


..No More Tennessee Incentives?

..Fate of the SUV?

..Illegality of a Works Council in the U.S.

..IG Metall’s Real Motive

- The Response:

..Anti-Union Employee Committee Formed

..Anti-Union Website Created

..Anti-Union Petition

..NRTW Files ULP Charges

..Sen. Corker and Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

..Media Exposure

..Attacking the VW-UAW Neutrality Agreement

- MBUSI & Nissan:

..Continued UAW Campaigns

..Political Pressure

..No evidence of enough support for a petition

Please see full Presentation below for more information.

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Topics:  Automotive Industry, Commercial Bankruptcy, Detroit, DOL, Manufacturers, Municipal Bankruptcy, OEM, Unions

Published In: General Business Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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