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Mercedes-Benz Workers Vote Against Unionizing with UAW

HeadlineMay 20, 2024

In Alabama, workers at two Mercedes-Benz plants voted against joining the United Automobile Workers. Fifty-six percent of the nearly 5,000 votes rejected the UAW after a massive pressure campaign by Mercedes and Republican leaders, including Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. UAW President Shawn Fain said the result will not deter the union in its bid to organize the South.

Shawn Fain: “I’m not scared at all. I mean, I believe workers want unions. I believe they want justice. And we’re going to keep doing what we do, and I think we’re going to keep winning.”

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