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November 16, 2012

Workers at Alabama auto supplier vote to unionize


Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Authorities say the United Auto Workers succeeded in organizing workers at a West Alabama automotive parts manufacturer for the second time in less than six months.

The union's latest victory came Wednesday, when workers at the Johnson Controls plant in Cottondale voted 106-83 to join the UAW.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that in June, the UAW succeeded in organizing the Faurecia automotive parts plant, also in Cottondale.

The National Labor Relations Board conducted the election.

NLRB spokeswoman Nancy Cleeland said 202 employees were listed as eligible to vote with 196 of them casting ballots.

The notice of the election listed full-time and part-time production and maintenance employees as eligible to vote. Management, supervisory and salaried administrative staff were ineligible to vote or join the union.