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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)

Ambush is Coming shopfloor.org, April 10, 2014 While the idea of having this public hearing on its face would fit the definition of an open and transparent government rulemaking process, the hearing itself is more reminiscent of other public “hearings,” which have been held lately. Hearings where only one side is permitted to ask…(Read More)

The title says it all.  Economist Allison Schrager uses the UAW representation election failure at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen plant to illustrate how union bosses can no longer ensure job security for members.  Another so-called “union benefit” goes down the way of the dinosaurs.  Check out her article in qz.com.   A few weeks…(Read More)

Tennessee taxpayers have poured more than a half-billion dollars in incentives into the Volkswagen plant.  Matt Patterson tells the story in the Tenneseean.com. In fact, the more than a half-billion dollars in subsidies that the company received to come to Tennessee amounted to the “richest incentive package — and perhaps the most government…(Read More)

Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization…(Read More)

Pyongyang, Tennessee?

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  German union boss Detlef Wetzel of Germany’s IG Metall, compared nonunionized Southern states to North Korea.  Huh?  Yes.  Holman Jenkins, Jr., has the story in the Wall Street Journal. North Korea? That’s the analogy Germany’s top labor leader recently applied to the American South because, in the American South, nonunion auto…(Read More)

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys are taking up the cause of auto workers who have been railroaded into union membership by the organizing activities taking place at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant.  Chloe Morrison has the story on nooga.com Volkswagen employees have been relatively quiet lately on the issue of Volkswagen unionization…(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)

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