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UAW union officials are once again attempting to organize the Volkswagen automobile factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first attempt to organize the plant in 2014 failed, but UAW officials are back for another round.  Christina Rogers has the story in The Wall Street Journal Online. The union hopes to win recognition for a smaller group…(Read More)

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers freep.com, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on…(Read More)

Mary Kramer, Crain’s Detroit Business News, examines whether union bosses’ tactics are rendering unions more and more irrelevant. In a couple of weeks, the United Auto Workers and Detroit automakers will kick off contract talks to replace four-year pacts that expire Sept. 14. As Dave Barkholz has reported for our sibling publication Automotive…(Read More)

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman…(Read More)

UAW Loses Monopoly Bid

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In what can be described as a crushing blow, Volkswagen has decided to recognize a German-style works council at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Plant workers have never voted unanimously to be represented by the United Auto Workers, despite UAW union bosses’ best efforts.  Jalopnik has the story. The UAW has been pushing for…(Read More)

VW recognizes anti-UAW worker group ACE at Tennessee plant Reuters.com, February 16, 2014 Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers. The ACE is…(Read More)

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of…(Read More)

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