Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

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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Jan
2014
3

The Prevailing Wage is No More in Tennessee

The Prevailing Wage is No More in Tennessee
  All new year law changes aren’t good new year law changes. And Tennessee has the wage-slashing provision to prove it. 2014 sgnaled the end of the state’s longstanding prevailing wage law, insofar as the government is concerned. Businesses are not prevented from paying it, but they’re no longer required to. State Senator...
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...