A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.
An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.
The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.
The University of West Alabama is getting some help as it starts a new automotive program.
The school at Livingston has received a grant of $100,500 from the Delta Regional Authority that will be used to buy equipment for a new automotive technician certification program.
The program is designed to train workers for part suppliers for Mercedes Benz. The companies are expanding operations following a $2.4 billion investment by the German automaker to add production lines at its plant near Tuscaloosa.