Arlington, Texas - Nearly 80 workers at Flex-N-Gate LLC in Arlington, Texas have voted to join the UAW in an election conducted Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board.
The workers, who voted Wednesday evening at the plant, sequence products for the nearby General Motors Co. Arlington Assembly Plant.
"We are very happy to represent our newest UAW members," said UAW Region 5 Director Gary Jones. "We welcome them to the region and look forward to a fair and equitable agreement for them."
"We hope that through this election we can establish a relationship with Flex-N-Gate that best benefits the workers," said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who represents the union's Competitive Shop/Independents, Parts and Suppliers Department. "We look forward to this paving the way to show Flex-N-Gate that there is indeed added value for everyone when workers join the UAW," Estrada said.
"This is a good day for the workers at this plant," said UAW President Bob King. "This strong vote clearly shows that workers at this facility believe joining the UAW is the right choice."