Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Auto Technicians on Unfair Labor Practice Strike Against San Diego Dealership

IAM Local 1484 Auto Technicians

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For more than a month, about 35 area auto technicians who are members of Machinists (IAM) Local 1484 are on an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego. Members of Local 1484 have experienced and reported unilateral changes in working conditions, direct dealing, unlawful interrogations and unlawful terminations.

“I, along with the rest of the members, want respect and dignity for the work we provide for the customers and the dealership,” said Local 1484 Chief Shop Steward Pedro Gomez. “This ULP strike is a case of David versus Goliath. Our members stand united and will keep up the fight as long as it takes to get justice on the job.”