Hrm 532

1564 Words Dec 12th, 2012 7 Pages
Running Header: Assignment 1: To Organize or Not to Organize?

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) is located in Vance, Alabama employs over 4,000 people. This organization has created thousands of others jobs by association in the area and has contributed billions of dollars of other commerce do to its presence in Alabama. This company’s story began in Alabama in 1997. It began producing only one model and after such a great response to the vehicle it increased its production with other models in 2004. Since the inception of the organization into the state there has been only one layoff. Employees make some of the highest wages in Alabama at this organization. There are generous bonus packages and vacations. MBUSI
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The benefit of organizing a union for this particular company would be raised wages, fringe benefits, a reduction in pay inequality, and workplace protections. According to an article written by Tamsin McMahon, auto makers are rushing to the southern states looking for cheap labor and incentives (McMahon, 2012). Although the companies are bringing jobs to area that may be in need, the wages being offered aren’t any comparison to the wages offered up north. A labor union will fight to regulate this pay differential. According to automotive blog in the raw, the executives receive a bonus of up to 4000.00 dollars from profit sharing. Regular staff members only receive about 600.00 dollars. The fringe benefits of working in a company of this size would be the fringe benefits that would include having a sizable bonus like executives.
Unions would also benefit the employees at this organization by improving pay inequality and workplace protection. As mention before, large companies such as MBUSI have relocated their plants to the south to reap the benefits of cheap desperate labor. Since there is such a need for jobs in these states many offer even more incentives including major tax deductions. A union would help regulate the inequality of pay throughout the country.

3. Create a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group.

The mission of the union workers of MBUSI would be

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