United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain, middle, visits striking UAW Local 551 workers outside a Ford assembly center on South Burley Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, in Chicago.
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The United Auto Workers union is launching an unprecedented campaign to organize 13 non-union automakers in the U.S. after bargaining record contracts with the Detroit automakers.
The union said Wednesday the drive will cover nearly 150,000 autoworkers across with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Lucid, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Rivian, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
As part of the campaign workers are signing electronic cards in support of union efforts to potentially organize U.S. plants from those automakers.
It is not guaranteed that the union would push to organize every plant or automaker that participates in the campaign. Overall, workers would need to vote in support of UAW representation.
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