By Sam Foster
King told Automotive News that the pickets outside Toyota dealerships were not advancing the union's goal.
"We said we were going to be the UAW of the 21st century and didn't feel like that was accomplishing that goal," King told Automotive News.
King told the trade publication that the union would hold a news conference in January to launch its organizing drive.
He did not, in the interview, name the automakers that the union would target. The union had announced its intent to ask Asian and German automakers to allow organizing votes at their plants in August.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda Motor Co, Hyundai Motor, Daimler AG and BMW all run assembly plants in the United States.
None of those plants are unionized.
That was from Reuters. In case you wanted to read about socialism in action.
Apparently, foreign automakers operate in southern states where it is harder to unionize. However, I suspect that plants would be even more likely to move further south, like say Mexico, should the UAW succeed.