Posts Tagged ‘United Auto Workers’

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,...
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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...
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
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...
Jun
2013
28

VW Wants to Unionize Its TN Plant, but Anti-Union Beltway Insiders are Trying to Stop Them

VW Wants to Unionize Its TN Plant, but Anti-Union Beltway Insiders are Trying to Stop Them
  Attempts to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN are meeting fierce retaliation from anti-union forces inside the beltway. VW officials have expressed interest in unionization ahead of expansions at their East Tennessee facility. The United Auto Workers (UAW) are working with VW to create a union model that closely resembles...
Dec
2011
13

Gunmaker Holding Gun to the Head of UAW Members in Connecticut

Gunmaker Holding Gun to the Head of UAW Members in Connecticut
Union workers at West Hartford’s Colt Firearms plant are scared for their jobs after the company announced they will open a new manufacturing plant in Central Florida. The move can’t help but remind one of this year’s NLRB complaint against Boeing for moving a plant of theirs to South Carolina from Washington as retaliation...