NLRB Certifies Vote Rejecting UAW

On April 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 the […]

NILRR Clipsheet, April 11, 2014

On April 11, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Ambush is Coming, 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 questions […]

This Chart Proves Unions Cannot Offer Job Security

On March 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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   A few weeks ago, […]

TN taxpayers subsidize UAW outrage at VW plant

On February 11, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Tennessee taxpayers have poured more than a half-billion dollars in incentives into the Volkswagen plant.  Matt Patterson tells the story in the 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 assistance and […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, February 7, 2014

On February 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election, 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 election in its Chattanooga […]

Pyongyang, Tennessee?

On February 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  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 plants are permitted […]

Foundation Helps Auto Workers in Tennessee

On December 19, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 Volkswagen employees have been relatively quiet lately on the issue of Volkswagen unionization, but […]

Auto Workers Union Official Admits: If Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Employees Hear Both Sides of the Story, Most Will Oppose Unionization

On October 22, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

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 […]