USA: Horse-trading over plant closures could see Mercedes SUV plant unionised - paper
When UAW vice president Nate Gooden promised in July that he would have the Vance, Alabama, DaimlerChrysler AG plant that builds Mercedes SUVS in the union fold within a year, most people thought he was crazy, the Detroit Free Press said. But, the paper said, the union - which has never 'organised' a foreign-owned plant after production began - has a game plan: the Chrysler Group side of the German car maker wants to close or sell parts and components plants, such as McGraw Glass and Detroit Axle in Detroit and an electronics plant in Huntsville, in northern Alabama.
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