Feb 1, 2024 - Business

Mapped: UAW's Southern campaign

Automotive assembly plants where at least 30% of workers signed UAW authorization cards
Data: UAW; Map: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals

The UAW's campaign to organize non-unionized automakers in the U.S. is taking the union deeper into the South, Nathan writes.

Why it matters: The union is aiming to continue its momentum after winning record contracts from GM, Ford and Stellantis — but the South has historically been less receptive to its ambitions.

Driving the news: More than 30% of the workers at Hyundai's plant in Montgomery, Alabama, have signed union authorization cards, the UAW announced today.

What's next: The union says it's also actively moving forward with organizing activities at more than 24 other non-unionized auto facilities.

  • When the UAW reaches the 50% milestone, the union is expected to call for voluntary recognition.

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