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Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama Back Union Drive

HeadlineFeb 28, 2024

In labor news, thousands of hourly workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, have signed union cards to join the United Auto Workers. More than half of some 6,000 employees said they support joining the union — a major victory in one of the largest Mercedes-Benz plants in the U.S. Workers are demanding higher wages and better working conditions. In a statement, Mercedes worker Jeremy Kimbrell said, “We haven’t taken this step lightly. For years, we’ve fallen further behind while Mercedes has made billions.”

Earlier this month, the majority of Volkswagen workers at a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, signed cards to join the UAW.

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