Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance will vote in May on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW), according to Reuters.

A spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) told the outlet on Thursday the workers' vote would be held from May 13 to May 17.

The election will be held in person at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance. The vote will be administered by the National Labor Relations Board.  

“Workers at our plant are ready for this moment,” Jeremy Kimbrell, a Mercedes worker at the Vance plant, said. “We are ready to vote yes because we are ready to win our fair share. We are going to end the Alabama discount and replace it with what our state actually needs. Workers sticking together and sticking by our community.” 

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee are also voting this week on whether to join the UAW. Their vote ends on Friday night.

Over 5,000 Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance filed the petition with the NLRB seeking a vote to join the UAW on April 5.

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"The UAW has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to become the exclusive bargaining representative for a group of Team Members at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI). MBUSI fully respects our Team Members' choice whether to unionize and we look forward to participating in the election process to ensure every Team Member has a chance to cast their own secret-ballot vote, as well as having access to the information necessary to make an informed choice," a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said in a statement to 1819 News.

"MBUSI has a strong record of success over the past 25+ years operating as One Team in Alabama. Our primary focus at MBUSI is always to provide a safe and supportive work environment for our Team Members, so they can continue to build safe and superior vehicles for the world," the spokesman added.

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