The UAW has opened a recruiting office near Honda's Marysville auto plant and has been handing out leaflets to workers. Bob King, the UAW's vice president of organizing, said the union simply is looking into possibilities at Honda. "We're waiting to see whether it should be a full-fledged organizing drive," King said.
The UAW has had little activity around Honda over the past decade. It attempted to organize there in the 1980s but called off the campaign after failing to win adequate support. It closed a small recruiting office in 1994.
None of Honda's North American plants is unionized. About 13,000 people work at Honda's Ohio operations.