Glenn Spencer Glenn Spencer
Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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January 19, 2024

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The United Auto Workers union (UAW) has reportedly initiated organizing efforts at more than a dozen non-union automakers. The union has said it is soliciting signature cards from workers at various factories around the country and has filed several unfair labor practice charges against three non-unionized automakers.

Unfortunately, some elected officials are pressuring employers to surrender their rights under the law (while asking nothing of unions) and, in the process, trying to ensure that workers won’t be able to make an educated decision about a critical workplace issue. The National Labor Relations Act is supposed to protect workers’ ability to engage in union activity or to refrain from such activity. Workers will find it difficult to decide which option to choose if they only hear one side of the debate.

Learn more about the UAW’s history and tactics.

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Glenn Spencer

Glenn Spencer

Spencer oversees the Chamber’s work on immigration, retirement security, traditional labor relations, human trafficking, wage hour and worker safety issues, EEOC matters, and state labor and employment law.

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