Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
January 19, 2024
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.
UAW President's Inplausible Demand for Defined Benefit Plans
UAW Deploys Pressure Tactic to Silence Employers
UAW Goes Straight to Union Playbook
Tesla Wins Appeal Against NLRB
Another Bite at the Beetle
The Beetle Bites Back
UAW Strikes Out in Mississippi
UAW Won’t Let Go
UAW Case Highlights the Need for Transparency
A New Organizing Paradigm
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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.