Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now

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Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now

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Some 200 people attended a United Auto Workers rally in April at the UAW 696 hall in Dayton. The UAW hopes to organize Fuyao’s 2,000-worker plant in Moraine. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement.

“Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints and fines against Fuyao by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), say they now are ready for a voice in their workplace and have filed to form their own union with legal and technical assistance from the UAW,” the union’s statement said.

“It has been hard because we are all working so hard for the company,” Fuyao worker Jeremy Grant said in a UAW release. “In return, we come to work facing constantly changing rules, communication barriers with our supervisors and no way to be heard about changes that will help us all win.”

Fuyao Glass America has about 2,000 employees in Moraine, at what the company says is the world’s largest production site for automotive and safety glass.

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