TRAVERSE CITY, MICH.-- Automotive News asked participants at the Management Briefing Seminars on Tuesday: What impact will the push by the UAW to get the Big 3 to help organize suppliers have on your business?
My biggest worry is how can they work a balance such that the Big 3 can be in a better competitive position to reverse the market share slide? As far as pushing some of the union jobs into suppliers, thats an issue for us, but its not top of mind.
Mohsen Sohi, president and CEO, Freudenberg-NOK
The employees have the right to choose if they want representation. I would like to see the auto companies respect that right and maintain a neutral status on unionization and leave it in the hands of the employees.
David Westgate, president and CEO, Rieter Automotive North America Inc.
Its up to employees to decide if they want to join the UAW. We dont get involved.
Marlene Goldsmith, spokeswoman, Denso International America Inc.