Springfield, VA (September 18, 2014) – The National Right to Work Foundation has issued a special legal notice regarding Vance, Alabama Mercedes-Benz workers targeted by United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials for unionization. The notice can be viewed here: http://www.nrtw.org/en/special-notice-alabama-mercedes-benz.
UAW union officials are waging an aggressive unionization campaign targeting Mercedes-Benz workers at the Vance plant. The Foundation’s notice debunks UAW union boss Dennis Williams’s claims that Mercedes-Benz workers must unionize with the UAW union in order to discuss wages and working conditions with their employer. The notice informs workers about what they can legally do if they oppose, or change their minds about their support of, the unionization scheme.
The notice also addresses workers’ legal rights during a card check unionization campaign, similar to what UAW union officials attempted in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in case UAW union organizers resort to the coercive unionization tactic.
“Mercedes-Benz workers can discuss their work with their employer without UAW unionization,” said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation. “UAW union officials are misleading workers into thinking that they have no choice but to unionize in order to have a voice in the workplace.”
“National Right to Work attorneys have assisted workers across the country who have suffered the consequences of these top-down organizing campaigns designed by UAW union officials, most recently in Chattanooga,” added Mix. “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 contacting us on the Foundation’s website at www.nrtw.org.”
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in more than 250 cases nationwide per year.