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Thursday, August 11, 2011

BMW decides to negotiate after Teamster's Rally

After several protests and rallies by Teamsters, BMW has decided to negotiate instead of firing warehouse employees.

By August 31st BMW planned to layoff nearly 100 Ontario, California employees and immediately re-open the parts distribution center with a cheaper, inexperienced work force.

Now, after nationwide rallies with Hundreds of Teamster members and their families protesting BMW's greed outside 50 BMW dealerships in 11 states, BMW has decided to negotiate a deal. More info will be available later.


David Shepardson/ Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington — BMW AG and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached a deal Thursday that will prevent the layoff of 68 workers at a parts distribution center in California, the union said.

BMW had planned to lay off the workers at the end of the month and to reopen the facility with an outsourced, low-paid managerial, clerical and warehouse work force, the union said.

The Teamsters had protested at 50 BMW dealerships across the country this month in 11 states, including Michigan, California and New York.

Under a deal announced Thursday, the current contract will be extended for six months at BMW's parts distribution facility. BMW management agreed to work with the Teamsters to reach a "mutually acceptable solution that addresses long-term employment" for the current BMW work force in Ontario, Calif., the union said in a statement.

"This agreement shows what Teamsters can do when we stand together and fight back," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "Teamsters across the country, and unions that represent BMW and supply-chain workers across the globe, took part in numerous solidarity actions this summer in support of these workers. I am hopeful that the contract extension signals a new path for BMW and the Teamsters."

A BMW spokesman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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  1. This shows the strength of union employees....if we waited for some stupid politicians to do something then there would never be any negotiation. It's up to us to "take the power back!!!!" -Rage Against The Machine

  2. this a prime example of what can happen when unions, locals, and teamsters put aside the personal beefs and come together as whole for good of there members.