UAW Files Rejection Of Chattanooga Election Results

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
uaw files rejection of chattanooga election results

The United Auto Workers union has filed an appeal this day with the National Labor Relations Board over the results of the three-day organization election at Volkwagen AG’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant held last week, citing outside intimidation from anti-union groups and individuals.

In the 58-page filing, the UAW goes into detail over the anti-unionization campaign, including references to United States Senator and former Chattanooga mayor Bob Corker’s threat/promise over Volkswagen’s plan to build their BlueMotion Concept-based mid-size SUV in 2016.

Union president Bob King reaffirmed the union’s commitment to organizing the VW plant in the filing, while also having this to say about the anti-union forces who campaigned against the workers’ right to join the UAW:

It’s an outrage that politically motivated third parties threatened the economic future of this facility and the opportunity for workers to create a successful operating model that that would grow jobs in Tennessee. It is extraordinary interference in the private decision of workers to have a U.S. senator, a governor and leaders of the state legislature threaten the company with the denial of economic incentives and workers with a loss of product.

The NLRB will now investigate the results for potential interference. If found in the UAW’s favor, the board will throw out the results and hold a new election at the plant.

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  • Amca Amca on Feb 22, 2014

    The usual leftist complaint: "This is no fair because someone who disagreed with us had the nerve to speak out! How dare you disagree!" Boo hoo hoo. This complaint, however, is likely to find a receptive ear at the NLRB, which the Obama administration has so throughly stacked with labor appointees that they'll rule for the unions pretty much every time. Only the courts slow 'em down.

  • Seth1065 Seth1065 on Feb 22, 2014

    Just a question if there is a revote and they , the UAW lose again can they get another recount, if the workers who voted did not want a union lose the recount can they get a recount ?

    • Highdesertcat Highdesertcat on Feb 22, 2014

      seth, the UAW WILL get another count and another count and another count, ad nauseam, until the UAW succeeds in unionizing the RTW states. Besides, this is existential for the UAW and the current administration, the Democrat party and the NLRB are on their side. They will try and try and try again. It is the workers themselves who voted against letting the UAW in based on the UAW's rich and well-documented history of collectively bargaining their members out of their jobs and their employers into financial ruin and bankrupture.

  • Pgcooldad Pgcooldad on Feb 22, 2014

    You don't need a union 'till you need a union - it is then you've realized too late that you needed a union. Yearly union dues $1000.00 - benefits to your family? Priceless!

    • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Feb 22, 2014

      You don't know the nightmare of unions until you have to deal with them, and then you are stuck with them. Yearly union dues $1,000 - getting stuck in hell, not worth it. FTFY! Seriously though, the threat of unionization gets you most of the real benefits without the life sucking thuggery.

  • Bachewy Bachewy on Feb 24, 2014

    UAW bitching about 'outside influence'. Last I checked, they weren't solely based in Chattanooga - they're national.