Statement in Response to Volkswagen Appeal of NLRB Order

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and director of the International Union’s Transnational Department, today released the following statement in response to the decision by Volkswagen to appeal an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requiring the company to collectively bargain with skilled trades employees: “We’re disappointed that Volkswagen is

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

Unfair labor practice filed: Volkswagen needs to follow the law

Skilled trades workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, members of UAW Local 42, in December voted to join the UAW, a decision the National Labor Relations Board affirmed in March. But the automaker continues to drag the representation fight out in violation of U.S. labor law by claiming that all of its union-eligible workers —

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

UAW statement on Volkswagen violating federal law

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and director of the international union’s Transnational Department, today released the following statement in response to Volkswagen’s decision to violate federal law and fight a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): “Today, the UAW asked the NLRB to issue an unfair labor practice complaint

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

A disappointing turn of events

Volkswagen refuses to negotiate with union members The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) describes collective bargaining as an effort between an employer and employees to “bargain in good faith about wages, hours, vacation time, insurance, safety practices and other subjects.” It’s really that simple: The democratically elected representatives of the workers sit down with company

Nissan leading U.S. into ‘Temp Nation’

Nonunion autoworker argues for stronger union organizing laws Working people have been getting squeezed over the past several decades as paychecks have failed to keep up with the cost of living. Fewer people having a voice at work has greatly worsened income inequality. Millions of Americans are not getting paid fairly for their work. Not

Fighting for our members

A plant closes, but having the UAW there is a giant plus When Terry Williams started her job at the Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) plant in Normal, Illinois, in 1989, she said it was like winning the lottery. For the next 26 years, she continued to build her life, raised a son and had

UAW, IG Metall partnership launch joint project

New models of employee representation to be explored Does employee representation have to follow the same path it always has in the United States? That’s the question that a new effort between the UAW and German trade union IG Metall want to answer after forming the Transnational Partnership Initiative (TPI) in mid-November. The two unions

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