Uh-oh: The UAW has reached out to unions representing workers of Chrysler and Fiat in other countries. They want to form a “global network.” The group will not collectively bargain with the companies, King told reporters from Reuters. The group will be just an innocuous clearing-house for information.
Officially, the group will share information on worthy issues such as worker safety, better ergonomics for workers, better work practices and how to ensure the production of quality vehicles. The new group agreed on a set of principles that includes the freedom of workers to organize in unions, to protect the rights of workers around the world including children and women workers. Now who can possibly be against that?
I’m sure the occasionally quite rabid Italian union has some hot tips.
Similar global union networks were established at Ford and GM. So far, Ford and GM ignore these groups.