Coercive, Outside Anti-Union Campaign Contaminates VW Election

Last week’s union election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant – where workers fell 86 votes short of gaining union representation through the UAW – leaves a foul taste in my mouth. My reaction isn’t a matter of sour grapes, as I deeply respect the right of workers to decide if they want union representation.

Valuable skill-building opportunity set for UAW members

Attend the Winter Leadership Institutes at Black Lake Each year the International UAW hosts the Winter Leadership Institutes at the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, Mich. For a nominal fee of $75 a member can partake in a week-long fun and educational experience at “Black Lake.” Sessions are held this

UAW appeals outside interference in union representation election for Chattanooga Volkswagen workers

DETROIT, Mich. – The UAW filed an appeal (“objections”) with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today related to the interference by politicians and outside special interest groups in the union representation election held last week at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. A firestorm of interference from politicians and special interest groups threatening the economic future of

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

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