UAW president Bob King and Union Members Picket In Front Of Toyota Dealers

UAW president Bob King and Union Members Picket In Front Of Toyota Dealers
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When newly-elected UAW president Bob King reached office, he was quick to organize past and present UAW members to picket in front of Toyota dealers nationwide, probably because they had nothing better to do.

King and his fellow union members have started their picketing, which, according to Automotive News, stretches nationwide though they are mostly in California and New York.

“We’re going to show these corporations that if they are unjust to our members that they are going to pay a price,” King previously said. “It’s a better business decision to work with us than treat people unfairly.”

King has told his fellow people that they need to adopt a Toyota dealership, which has had cars ranked as the most American made, and picket in front of them. California is the main focus due to a joint plant previously held by Toyota and General Motors. King wants to pressure the Japanese automaker into reopening the plant, despite the fact that they have already decided to move production to Mississippi, another American plant, though not unionized.

In addition to Toyota, King and his rowdy bunch hope to draw attention on the importance of unionizing all automakers and suppliers in the United States.

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Source: Automotive News

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7 comments:

  (1333) posted on 08.31.2010

No bandwagon. You’re making a blanket statement. I have no love for unions, but I know and have met a great number of people who are union workers who don’t fit that description at all.

  (309) posted on 08.27.2010

How can he ask retired UAW workers to picket for him? Last I heard, UAW was perfectly willing to cancel retired UAW worker’s pension and benefits in negotiations.

  (407) posted on 07.19.2010

How can he ask retired UAW workers to picket for him? Last I heard, UAW was perfectly willing to cancel retired UAW worker’s pension and benefits in negotiations.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

I really don’t know this guy... hehehe but he looks very professional on his speech.

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

lol, picketing to demand that people who aren’t even picketing come and join their union? I notice how they don’t seem to have bothered trying to get any actual Toyota workers to come, probably because they’d tell them to get lost.

  (3) posted on 07.14.2010

This really is stupid. I mean what good will it do? Honestly, unions held a very important place in American work history. There was a time that they did good things for their members, but those days are long gone. If you ask around at non-union Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Nissan, etc plants in the US, the workers DO NOT want the UAW there.....that should say something....the union is acting like an overbearing used car salesman....

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.13.2010

How stupid are these people? It would have taken them about two minutes of research to find out that Toyota/Tesla will be re-opening the plant together. What idiots.

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