Unions collude to force workers into union ranks
Springfield, VA (October 3, 2014) – Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to recent media reports regarding United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses' latest push to unionize Mercedes-Benz workers at the Vance, Alabama plant:
"Recent media reports suggest that UAW union officials are joining forces with foreign union bosses to unionize Mercedes-Benz employees in Alabama.
"The National Right to Work Foundation has seen again and again the UAW union hierarchy cut backroom deals with outside union groups, and even companies, that are designed to push workers into union ranks whether the employees like it or not, most recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
"In Chattanooga, Volkswagen workers were subjected to a coercive card check campaign and UAW union officials sought to block workers from the opportunity to vote on their union representation. UAW officials then challenged the results of the workers' vote after the workers rejected unionization.
"As UAW union officials seek to export their Detroit-style forced unionism to southern auto industry facilities, history shows that workers often experience intimidation, harassment, and coercion.
"National Right to Work Foundation attorneys have assisted workers across the country who have suffered from these top-down organizing campaigns orchestrated by UAW union organizers. Workers who feel they are being unfairly pressured when deciding whether or not to associate with the UAW union may request free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys by calling 1-800-336-3600 or on the Foundation's website at www.nrtw.org."