The United Auto Workers has shifted its focus to organizing foreign automakers and is training members for action at the regional level, now that contracts have been secured with Detroit's Big Three.
UAW President Bob King has been clear that his agenda includes organizing Asian and European automakers with plants in the United States. He used an event Monday celebrating the reopening of General Motors Co.'s Spring Hill, Tenn., plant, to tout the merits of collective bargaining in adding jobs.
UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, also in Spring Hill, said the union is moving forward with previously announced plans to organize workers at transplant factories.
The UAW has yet to pick a target. Rather, the union has begun training organizers at the regional level for "informational picketing" at foreign dealerships.Read Article