Unionizing Efforts at Mercedes-Benz Factory Stall After Workers Reject UAW

The United Auto Workers union (UAW) suffered a setback on Saturday after workers at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama voted against unionizing. This is the union's second loss this month at a foreign-owned vehicle plant.

The vote was a significant setback for the UAW, which has been working to organize foreign-owned plants in the South. The loss also meant that the union was unable to organize a second foreign automaker in the region.

The vote was held at the Mercedes plant in Vance, Alabama, and was overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). More than 90% of the votes cast were against joining the UAW.

The loss came less than a week after the UAW suffered a similar defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

The UAW has been trying to organize foreign-owned plants in the South for years, with little success. The majority of workers at the Mercedes plant in Vance voted against the union last year as well.

The UAW has said that it will continue to try to organize foreign-owned plants in the South. The union has also said that it plans to appeal the vote at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

It's worth noting that the vote at the Mercedes plant in Vance was not the only vote held on Saturday. Voters in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas also cast their ballots on Super Tuesday.

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