Workers at Webasto Roof Systems have voted to join UAW Local 3000. Approximately 200 employees at the automotive parts facility, which manufactures convertible tops for the Mustang, Jeep, Bronco, and Corvette, began working on unionization efforts in November of last year while facing an anti-union campaign from company management.
In a recent quote, Sheron Johnson, a production worker at Webasto, said, “We’re doing this for our coworkers. People have been mistreated, not getting paid, having their schedules changed with no notice. We want to leave this place better for the next generation.”
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Corey Stowell, Webasto Americas vice president of human resources, told the publication, "Throughout this process, we respected the rights of our employees to engage in collective bargaining, without any interference or coercion from our side. Contrary to claims, we did not act in opposition to unionization efforts; instead, we genuinely attempted to listen, to understand and to educate, as needed.”