Volkswagen reneges on deal to recognize UAW in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers says Volkswagen officials have reneged on a pledge to recognize the union at the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant in Tennessee. Gary Casteel, the UAW’s secretary-treasurer, released a 2014 document Tuesday stating that Volkswagen would recognize the UAW as the representative of its members in exchange for

Tell Volkswagen to negotiate with Chattanooga workers

Deception seems to be the name of the game at Volkswagen. As if the diesel emissions scandal wasn’t enough, Volkswagen is now deceiving working people at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers in the skilled trades division of the plant last year voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW to create a better workplace. Volkswagen executives

Temps, part-time workers not taking it anymore

This article originally appeared in USA Today. To read the entire article, click here. The nation’s growing army of contingent workers is increasingly demanding, and often winning, higher pay and benefits and union membership, pushing back against efforts by companies to deploy a less costly, more flexible workforce. An Ohio supplier of axles to Ford

Harvard Graduate Workers Announce Majority Support for Union

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) moves forward in a highly-anticipated case that could restore graduate workers’ rights as employees, a majority of graduate workers at Harvard University have signed cards saying that they want to a form a union. In an official affirmation of this choice, the American Arbitration Association

Ground Effects Workers Speak Out For Union Representation

Yesterday, citing major health and safety violations and retaliation including firings of workers, dozens of protestors began a protest action at Ground Effects, an automotive supplier in Dearborn. You can hear the workers’ story in the video below: Last week, 10 OSHA complaints were filed including lack of adequate ventilation; repeated skin contact with the

Ground Effects Workers Protest Health and Safety Violations

Citing major health and safety violations and retaliation including firings of workers, dozens of protestors began a protest action at Ground Effects, an automotive supplier in Dearborn. Last week 10 OSHA complaints were filed including lack of adequate ventilation; repeated skin contact with the toxic uncured isocyanates, respiratory problems from robotic spray booths, lack of

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