Fuyao Glass America Workers Vote Overwhelmingly Against Unionization

Nov 10, 2017
Originally published on November 15, 2017 11:56 am

Workers at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine have voted overwhelmingly against forming a union with the United Auto Workers.


Hundreds of workers cast ballots in the two-day election, which began Wednesday.

 

The vote was decisive: workers rejected unionization by nearly a two to one margin.

The union effort at Fuyao has been the subject of intense scrutiny by some Ohio politicians. More than a dozen Republican state lawmakers urged workers to quote “reject outside forces” trying to organize the plant. And, Republican Congressman Mike Turner expressed his support for Fuyao company leadership.

Democrats also weighed in, touting the benefits of union representation for Fuyao workers, and calling on management to take worker concerns seriously.

Earlier this fall, Fuyao workers filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, citing workplace safety issues and inadequate wages and benefits. Fuyao was fined by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for safety violations last year.  

 

Fuyao leadership has expressed satisfaction with the results of the vote.

 

In a press release, the UAW said it's investigating election "irregularities" and may soon file objections with the National Labor Relations Board.

 
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