|1950's Mercedes assembly plant.|
The UAW has wanted to unionize one or more of the new auto-assembly plants in The South since the plants started popping up in the largely non-union territory.
And the Mercedes plant in Vance Alabama has been a target from almost the day it opened.
Now that effort is being ramped up, with a UAW website that has the support of German unions.
But when you click on that website, turn down your speakers. I should be able to come up with the name of the music composition that accompanies the video that starts playing when the site opens, but I can't. You'll recognize it immediately, and I'm confident someone reading this will leave a comment within a short time of this posting. Anyway, It is a heavy-handed Teutonic style of music that may appeal to those German Union members, but probably will bring to mind WWII Nazi's marching to folks in the U.S.
The Q & A section of the website answers the question you may have about Alabama's status as a so-called "Right-to-Work" state:
Q: Alabama is a “Right to Work” state. What does “Right to Work” mean?
A: The law speaks to one narrow issue. The right to work law means that Mercedes employees have the right to join or not join the union. It is the employee’s choice. It does NOT mean that workers in Alabama don’t have the right to form unions. They do. In fact, there are many workers all over the country- including in Alabama- who have strong, effective unions in so-called “right to work” states.