Posts Tagged ‘Volkswagen’

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...
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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:...
Dec
2013
9

Vanderbilt Prof. Defends Impact Unionization of Volkswagen’s TN Plant Would Have

Vanderbilt Prof. Defends Impact Unionization of Volkswagen's TN Plant Would Have
  The possible introduction of a works council — a popular labor-management approach in Germany — at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is making for touchy politics as the state’s anti-union Republicans look to thwart what they view as the an effort to (re)organize the South.  In a recent op-ed for the Atlanta...
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...