The UAW Heads South

The South has long remained a nearly impenetrable citadel for labor. Fresh off the success of its Big Three strike, the United Auto Workers wants to storm the castle.

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Nineteen miles east of Tuscaloosa, workers at the Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) plant in Vance, Alabama, make the Mercedes GLE, GLE coupe, and GLS model series as well as the all-electric EQS SUV and EQE. They’ve also started building something else: a union. On the heels of the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) victorious strike against […]

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