Bob King And The UAW Are Just Full Of It.


I know, shocking, right? Bob King and the UAW continue to claim that “the vast majority foreign auto makers agree to talks.”  On the other hand BMW, Honda, Toyota, and yes even Volkswagen claim that they have neither agreed to talks; nor have they had any such discussions.

United Auto Workers’ President Bob King said Wednesday that the “vast majority” of foreign carmakers in the U.S. have agreed to confidential meetings with the union about organizing nonrepresented workers at transplant factories.

The organizing drive, which King rolled out last year, is crucial to the UAW’s self-preservation after years of declining membership. It also will loom large over contract talks under way between the union and the Detroit automakers.

Several foreign automakers, including Honda Motor Co., BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp., said they have neither agreed to nor have they had discussions with the UAW. Volkswagen of America said Monday the union hasn’t contacted management at its Chattanooga plant, which opened in May.  Read more by Christina Rogers and David Shepardson from The Detroit News here.

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Posted on August 4, 2011, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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