STUTTGART, Germany - The UAW and German union IG Metall envision a world works council that would represent the interests of DaimlerChrysler AG workers all over the world.
As a first step, IG Metall agreed to give the UAW one of the three seats it would control on the 20-member DaimlerChrysler supervisory board.
UAW President Steve Yokich and Klaus Zwickel, chairman of IG Metall, met for most of the day on Wednesday, May 27, in Darmstadt, Germany, to work out details of their growing relationship.
UAW spokesman Bob Barbee said he would not comment on the works council until Yokich returns from Europe.
During a May 7 press conference, Yokich said he believed 'Canadians and Americans as well as Germans should be on the (DaimlerChrysler) works council.'