Posts Tagged ‘UAW’

Sep
2016
7

Clinton at Labor Day Rally: “We will be absolutely strong in our support for unions”

Clinton at Labor Day Rally:
  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent Labor Day at a picnic in Northwest Illinois celebrating with union members and leaders, inclduing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Lonnie R. Stephenson and United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams. Secretary Clinton attended the event for the...
Nov
2015
18

Teamsters, Operating Engineers Among Detroit Casino Employees Working Without a Contract

Teamsters, Operating Engineers Among Detroit Casino Employees Working Without a Contract
  Over 6,000 casino workers in Detroit are working under a contract extension while the Detroit Casino Council, an umbrella organization of the four unions that represent casino employees, negotiate a new deal. The Council, a consortium of UAW Local 7777, Unite Here Local 24, Teamsters Local 372 and International Union of Operating Engineers...
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Sep
2015
25

UAW Victory at AL Plant Shows “Trade Unionism is Not Necessarily Anathema to Southern Work Culture”

UAW Victory at AL Plant Shows
  Citing high healthcare costs, pay issues, and the increased use of temporary workers, employees at an Alabama auto parts plant owned by the Commercial Vehicle group voted 89-45 to join the United Auto Workers (UAW).   Most workers in the plant, which primarily makes seats for large commercial trucks, earn between $9.70 and $15.80 [&hellip...
May
2015
5

UAW Reports 55% Support for Works Council Unionization at Contentious TN Volkswagen Plant

UAW Reports 55% Support for Works Council Unionization at Contentious TN Volkswagen Plant
  The United Auto Workers’ latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shows that it has 816 members — or 55 percent — supporting the quest for unionization at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  A shakeup at Volkswagen has left Berthold Huber, a former union chief, as the interim chairman, which...
Jul
2014
11

UAW’s Fight to Represent Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee Ends With Positive Compromise

UAW's Fight to Represent Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee Ends With Positive Compromise
  Thursday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced they will open an office and establish a local union in Chattanooga, Tennessee to represent workers at the nearby Volkswagen plant.  In February, workers at the plant rejected UAW representation in a close 712-626 vote after a tumultuous union-busting campaign by Tennessee Republicans,...
Apr
2014
1

Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort

Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort
  An investigative report from Nashville’s News 5 shows that Governor Bill Haslam tied the fate of $300 million in promised tax incentives to the outcome of the United Auto Workers (UAW) organizing effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.  The report also revealed that Sen. Bob Corker had direct email conversations with anti-union...
Mar
2014
14

Relationship Between Ford, UAW Results in Shift of Production from Mexico to Cleveland

  The Ford motor company has announced that it will officially move production of a new series of commercial trucks from a plant in Mexico to a plant near Cleveland, OH.  Ford agreed to bring the jobs home during its contract negotiations with the UAW in 2011.   To prepare for the manufacturing of these [&hellip...
Feb
2014
24

UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote

UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote
  The United Automobile Workers union has decided to appeal the vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga not to unionize. Filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the union claims outside interference did not allow for a free and just vote.   In the leadup to the closely watched three-day ballot process, [&hellip...
Feb
2014
20

Mississippi Senate Passes Host of Anti-Union Bills, Could Stifle UAW Progress There

  Last week, the Mississippi state senate passed three bills aimed at reigning in “union privilege.” State Sen. John Polk, R-Hattiesburg, presented the bills on the Senate floor and urged their passage to preserve the state’s image as being “business friendly.” All three bills passed along party lines.   Among the “privileges”...
Feb
2014
19

VW Labor Rep: If Southern Workers Aren’t Unionized, We May Not Build There Anymore

VW Labor Rep: If Southern Workers Aren't Unionized, We May Not Build There Anymore
  In a stunning, encouraging turn for the labor community Wednesday morning, Volkswagen’s top labor representative suggested the company may head to more unionized pastures for its next U.S. plant construction, rather than build in the South following the defeat of a European style “works council” at the Chattanooga plant....
Feb
2014
12

TN Lawmakers Sink to New Lows, Threaten Direct Economic Harm if VW Workers Unionize

TN Lawmakers Sink to New Lows, Threaten Direct Economic Harm if VW Workers Unionize
  State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson and Republican House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick took Tennessee’s anti-union efforts to a new level yesterday when they held a press conference threatening to block future state subsidies to the Volkswagen plant where workers are voting to unionize.  From their press conference:...
Jan
2014
7

Fiat Purchases Remainder of Chrysler from UAW for $4.65 Billion

Fiat Purchases Remainder of Chrysler from UAW for $4.65 Billion
  To kick off 2014, Fiat announced a cash deal with VEBA, the retirement trust of the United Auto Workers (UAW), to take control of Chrysler.  In so doing, Fiat has taken another step in their goal to become the world’s seventh largest auto group.   The deal heads off a public offering that neither [&hellip...