Posts Tagged ‘VW’

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...
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
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...