UAW Disputes Mercedes Vote That Rejected Union in Ala.

The United Auto Workers union is challenging the result of a unionization vote at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, arguing that the automaker illegally pressured workers into voting against the move.

Among the claims are that 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.

“All these workers ever wanted was a fair shot at having a voice on the job and a say in their working conditions,” the UAW said in a statement. “And that’s what we’re asking for here.  Let’s get a vote at Mercedes in Alabama where the company isn’t allowed to fire people, isn’t allowed to intimidate people and isn’t allowed to break the law and their own corporate code, and let the workers decide.”

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