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    Default Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    Wow, this is just over the top!

    Workers at the Macon, Georgia, USA plant narrowly voted against union representation after management intimidation. The company has fired one of the union leaders and threatened others. United Steelworkers (USW) has filed unfair labour practice charges.

    The election, on 12 and 13 October, saw workers vote 164 to 136 against union representation. The vote was held after more than 80 per cent of workers signed cards saying they wanted a union. The main issues at the workplace are health and safety, and a lack of transparency about benefits, promotions and other issues.

    The day after the union’s election petition was filed, the company hired a firm of union busters, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to attack the reputation of the Steelworkers. Seven full time union busters were employed.

    Workers at the Macon plant were required to attend daily anti-union meetings that lasted for several hours, with managers telling them that the newly-opened factory would be forced to close if they voted for a union. The Korean multinational is currently under control of a committee of creditors headed by the state-run Korea Development Bank, and plant managers emphasized this to play on workers’ fears.
    Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA | IndustriALL

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    Default Re: Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me to see more of this in the future.

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    Default Re: Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me to see more of this in the future.
    I fully expect to see more.
    What surprise me is the company is foreign owned.

    The tires on the family vehicles are Kumho, made in Vietnam.

    Junk, I might add.

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    Default Re: Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    Big update!

    US judge orders new union vote at Kumho Tire

    28 May, 2019In a significant victory for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), a judge has ruled that a new union vote must take place at Kumho Tire in Georgia, USA, after it found the company violated workers’ rights.

    The judge also ordered South Korean-owned Kumho Tire to take action to repair the damage made by their violations at the workplace at the time of the previous ballot in October 2017.

    USW narrowly lost the election by 28 votes, following a relentless campaign of intimidation and scaremongering at the Macon plant.
    US judge orders new union vote at Kumho Tire | IndustriALL

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    Default Re: Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    Finally, after years of fighting to get union representation these workers won.

    Union drive victorious at Kumho Tire USA
    Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the USW in September last year, but 13 ballots were contested. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board declared the union drive victorious.
    Korean tyre multinational Kumho opened its Macon plant in 2016, with the first recognition vote held the next year. But the vote failed after a “vicious” and illegal union-busting campaign, which include threats against union members. A judge ruled that the company had violated workers’ rights during the 2017 election, and ordered a new election. He also ordered the company to read to workers a list of the labour laws it had violated.
    While waiting for the final election results, conditions at Kumho got worse: when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the company failed to distribute masks, supply sanitizer or take other common-sense steps.
    http://www.industriall-union.org/uni...kumho-tire-usa

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    Default Re: Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

    News about the organizing campaign at Kumho ties in Georgia.

    Kumho Tire broke the law to attack union
    The NLRB upheld a ruling that Kumho Tire illegally threatened and coerced workers to discourage them from joining the USW during a 2017 unionization drive. The Board ordered the company to call a plant-wide meeting and read a detailed statement that acknowledges the company’s unlawful conduct and pledges future compliance with workers’ rights.

    The ruling is the latest development in a longstanding union busting campaign by the Korean multinational at its Georgia plant. In 2017, the company fired a union leader and intimidated workers, leading to the USW narrowly losing a unionization vote.

    The company employed seven full time union busters and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking the union. In 2019, a judge ruled that a new vote must be held due to the company’s illegal conduct. The workers subsequently voted to be represented by the union, with the NLRB upholding the vote of 141-137 in favor of the USW, but the company has filed objections that continue to delay the certification of the election results.
    http://www.industriall-union.org/kum...o-attack-union

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