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The Editor of Labor Union Report Online, speculates about the United Auto Workers’ union representation election win last week. Not surprisingly, the union won the largely symbolic vote 108-44. Also, not surprisingly, shortly afterward, the UAW urged the company to drop its appeal of the NLRB’s decision to allow a “micro-unit” of…(Read More)

No more forced union dues for UAW autoworkers in 3 Midwest states, September 23, 2015 The United Auto Workers may extend its current contract with the Big Three automakers, but that doesn’t mean UAW-represented employees in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana have to continue to pay union dues. But the National Right…(Read More)

New UAW president, Dennis Williams, facing declining membership and a recent failed organizing campaign, vows to tolerate no concessions in future negotiations.  United Auto Worker rank and file members believe Williams can turn the union’s fortunes after UAW bosses were defeated in an organizing campaign at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Management remained neutral throughout…(Read More)

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Volkswagen plant workers won a victory as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certifed election results from a February vote which rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys represented workers who just wanted to work free from union boss interference. Melanie Trottman has…(Read More)

In a whiny commentary for The American Prospect published three days after workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga voted decisively against union monopoly bargaining last month, Harold Meyerson, the leftist magazine’s pro-forced unionism editor-at-large, bemoaned the role “cultural” considerations played in the campaign’s outcome.  (See the link below…(Read More)

UAW hopes to get recognition at Chattanooga … – The Tennessean Why is it that top bosses of the United Auto Workers union are pressuring Volkswagen executives to recognize the UAW as the “exclusive” bargaining agent over employees at the firm’s facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., solely on the basis of union “authorization” cards signed by…(Read More)

  New report highlights strength of Tennessee’s auto sector | Drive! Moving Tennessee’s Automotive Sector Up the Value Chain … Late last week, Tennessee news outlets such as the Chattanooga-based web service (see the first link above) reported on a new analysis issued by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings…(Read More)

UAW’s King juggles diversification, southern strategy   As Reuters reported earlier this week (see the news article linked above), United Auto Workers (UAW/AFL-CIO) union chieftain Bob King is now publicly suggesting his operation can survive and thrive in the future simply by acquiring “exclusive” bargaining control over additional employees in sectors like…(Read More)