NILRR News Clips February 20, 2015

On February 20, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

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 an alternative to […]

NILRR News Clips January 19, 2015

On January 19, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political […]

NILRR News Clips January 02, 2015

On January 2, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

What A Year Labor Unions Had In 2014 The Daily Caller Online, January 1, 2015 Here are six major labor issues that defined the year. Harris v. Quinn. The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois home health care workers could not be compelled to join a union because they were hired by […]

UAW Organizes Desperate Measures

On November 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

United Auto Worker union bosses are seeking help from concerns outside the United States in their desperate attempt to bring Volkwagen workers under their thumb.  In February, workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted to eschew union representation, but UAW bosses refuse to listen.  Mike Pare has the story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Saying […]

NILRR Clips November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated krwg.org, TV and FM radio, November 13, 2014 A Republican legislative leader says the GOP’s capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.  The idea is controversial because it […]

NILRR Clips October 31, 2014

On October 31, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines Watchdog.org, October 30, 2014 Formerly a heavy-hitter in Pennsylvania politics, at least in Philadelphia and its suburbs, Ironworkers’ Local 401 has spent far less during the 2014 election cycle than any others in recent history. UAW’s Tennessee Trick Or Treat Forbes.com, October 30, 2014 The treat […]

UAW Tricks Volkswagen Workers

On October 31, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Desperate for new sources of dues revenue, UAW union officials offering a “trick” to Chattanooga Volkswagen workers.  Even Labor Secretary Tom Perez is getting in on the act, declaring the U.S. will import German-style work councils. These co-called councils must operate under a union in the United States. And Volkswagen workers, having rejected the union […]

Another UAW Organizing Scheme

On October 21, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

After their unsuccessful attempt to organize the Volkswagen automobile plant in Right To Work Chattanooga, UAW union officials are attempting another end-run around workers in Alabama.  Patrick Rupinski as the story in tuscaloosa.com. The United Auto Workers adopted a new tactic this month in its drive to organize Southeastern auto plants. It formed a new […]