Tag: Transnational

UAW Applauds NLRB Decision, Urges Volkswagen To Respect Federal Government’s Order

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Working men and women at Volkswagen today won an important victory following an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supporting efforts among skilled-trades employees to secure meaningful employee representation. A three-member NLRB panel denied Volkswagen’s request for the agency to review a December 2015 election in which skilled-trades employees in Chattanooga voted overwhelmingly to designate UAW Local 42 as their representative for the purpose of collective bargaining. Today’s order, in effect, upholds the results of the election, which the NLRB supervised. Federal law provides for units within a workforce to seek recognition for achieving collective ... Read more

Nissan rejects U.S. government offer to mediate dispute over allegations of systemic labor rights abuses at U.S. operations

(Washington DC/Paris/Tokyo) Nissan Motor Company has refused a U.S. government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union Federation over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States, which the unions claim violate Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The State Department-based US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines offered mediation in response to an April 2014 “specific instance” filed by the UAW and IndustriALL. The NCP’s action followed a review of the evidence submitted by the unions, including implied threats of plant ... Read more