Workers at Auto Component Plant Vote to Join Union
Workers at an automotive components manufacturing plant in northeast Alabama cited issues such as wage caps and growing use of temporary workers in their vote to join a labor union. Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. plant employees in Piedmont voted Wednesday to join the United Auto Workers. The plant produces seats for large commercial trucks. Workers said in a release that they voted 89 to 45 to join UAW because of high health care costs in addition to pay issues and wider use of temps who don't qualify for benefits. The company's Chief Human Resources Officer Laura Macias said in an emailed statement that officials don't believe union representation is in the best interest of employees, but officials respect workers' rights to vote on the issue.