LeftieBiker wrote:I know all about the Japanese manufacturers' hatred of unions. Having them actively fighting a current unionization campaign in the US is a step or two worse
I don't know about hatred but when I took a tour of http://www.toyota-global.com/company/hi ... tsumi.html
in late 2003, I recall the guides mentioning that auto workers are automatically in the union and they have to leave if they enter management. My memory is foggy since that was almost 14 years ago. I recall seeing on the line Gen 2 Prius, Camrys (I think), Lexus ES and some others.
Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions (JAW) was formed in 1972. It has a current membership of about 762,000, and serves as the confederated body for the labor unions of automobile manufacturers, parts makers, sales dealers, transportation companies, and other automobile related companies.
If you click on Organization on the left, items 1 and 2 have some more info, including # of members in each union (e.g. Toyota, Nissan, etc.)
The latter for Nissan says Federation of All Nissan and General Workers' Unions: 139,000 members.