Kumho Tire employees in Macon, Georgia have rejected the United Steelworkers union’s bid to represent them this month in a 164-136 vote.
Maria Somma, director of organizing with the union, has stated that the union intends to file objections with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), citing unfair labor practices by Kumho Tire management. The NLRB oversaw the paper ballot voting process.
A Kumho Tire’s representative has denied the union’s accusations, stating they hired an outside group to ensure employees received information on collective bargaining and the legal ramifications of being represented by a union, but they have done nothing illegal.
Read more about the vote and union filing here.