United Auto Workers union saw its membership grew 2.3 percent at end of 2013

Article by Christian A., on March 31, 2014

The United Auto Workers union saw its membership grew 2.3 percent at end of 2013 by around 9,000 new members to 391,415, according to a federal filing cited in a statement. The figure marked the fourth consecutive year of membership surges at the UAW. The union said that employment gains achieved via a 2011 labor agreement with General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group “continue to pay off through job creation at many facilities throughout the country.”

The UAW said its membership increased after recruiting drives at an IC Bus site in Tulsa, Oklahoma; a Flex-n-Gate auto parts plant in Arlington, Texas; and a Faurecia facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The UAW also attributed the membership surge to successful organizing drives at casinos in Ohio and Las Vegas. The UAW annual membership dropped to 355,191 in 2009, when the Detroit 3 implemented job cuts.

In 2008, the union’s member roll was 431,037. The current figure, however, pales in comparison to the UAW’s membership in 1979, reaching 1.5 million members. In February, the UAW lost a high-profile election to represent 1,500 workers at Volkswagen AG’s Chattanooga site in Tennessee after workers voted against representation.

UAW officials are appealing claiming that outside groups influenced the results. The UAW is currently recruiting workers at a Mercedes-Benz site in Alabama and at a Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton facility in Mississippi. The UAW is currently led by president Bob King, who has been in the post since 2010.

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