Bloomberg Law
Aug. 3, 2011, 4:00 AM

Union Representation on Boards Helps
Companies, Middle Class, UAW’s King Says

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—Union representation on corporate boards would benefit U.S. companies as well as workers, providing a valuable resource to directors, United Auto Workers President Bob King said Aug. 3.

Workers, said King, have a greater stake in the success of the companies they work for than anyone else. “Their voice should be heard in the boardroom,” he said.

“German and Japanese companies are excellent examples” of cooperation with unions, King said at an industry conference sponsored by the Center for Automotive Research. The UAW has studied other nations’ practices as part of its plan to organize transnational companies in ...