Demos Denounces Unprecedented Political Interference in Volkswagen Worker Election

NEW YORK, NY — In response to Friday’s vote at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant, Demos issued the following statement: “The intensity of political interference to influence the union representation vote was unprecedented,” said Heather McGhee, incoming Demos President. “All Americans should have an equal chance in our economy, and that requires employees having more

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) condemns shameful interference in VW vote

Washington, DC – Republicans and special interest groups have hit a new low in infringing on workers’ basic legal right to organize says the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in condemning their shameful interference with the Volkswagen workers’ National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election in Chattanooga. “We are outraged at the shameful tactics Sen. Corker, Governor

Statement from Communications Workers of America (CWA) on UAW election at VW Chattanooga

Tennessee Republicans Must Be Held Accountable For Atrocious Interference in VW Representation Election Washington, D.C. — VW employees in Chattanooga have every right to support or oppose their own collective bargaining rights.  The narrow loss in the National Labor Relations Board election Friday would have been just an issue of working Americans exercising their rights

Time for Tennesseans to pull together

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – In response to recent comments made by Tennessee politicians, the UAW issued the following statement from Mike Herron, chairman of UAW Local 1853, which includes the General Motors Spring Hill facility. Herron served for three years as co-chair of Spring Hill’s economic development organization at the request of the former mayor. “Statements

UAW statement on Corker press conference

The following statement from UAW Region 8 Director Gary Casteel is in response to Bob Corker’s upcoming press conference on the vote at the Chattanooga, Tenn. Volkswagen plant. “It’s unfortunate that Bob Corker has been swayed by special interests from outside Tennessee to flip-flop on his position on what’s best for Chattanooga’s working families,” said

Celebrating White Shirt Day Anniversary

Today is the UAW’s annual White Shirt Day honoring the anniversary of the brave men and women who, in 1936-37, created the recognition of the UAW for the first time in a strike against General Motors in the Flint Sit-Down Strike that ended Feb. 11, 1937. Each year on White Shirt Day men and women

Tennessee lawmakers call on outside special interests to let VW workers decide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State lawmakers held a news conference today to support Volkswagen workers who are demanding an end to interference from outside special interest groups in the union representation election to be held at the corporation’s Chattanooga plant this week. They later joined a larger group of Tennessee state representatives, including Democratic Leader Craig