UAW Ends Fight For Organization Of Tennessee VW Plant
The Huffington Post reports the United Auto Workers has withdrawn its petition with the National Labor Resources Board challenging the results of the February 2014 election regarding organization of the workforce at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
UAW President Bob King said the decision to withdraw was made “in the best interests” of all parties involved, citing the “historically dysfunctional and complex process” such a challenge before the NLRB would entail. King added that resistance met by both Tennessee governor Bill Haslam and U.S. Senator Bob Corker regarding the union’s effort to subpoena the politicians also factored into the decision to stand down:
The UAW is ready to put February’s tainted election in the rearview mirror and instead focus on advocating for new jobs and economic investment in Chattanooga.
Though the challenge — which would have led to a new election at the factory had it been successful — has been withdrawn, King said the challenge did shed light on the election by “inform[ing] the public about the unprecedented interference by anti-labor politicians and third parties,” such as the number of documents gathered by Nashville, Tenn. CBS affiliate WTVF-TV linking Gov. Haslam’s administration to incentives made to VW for a new factory on the alleged stipulation that the Chattanooga plant remaining unorganized.
Had the UAW stood firm with their petition, the first hearing would have been held Monday.
Could someone explain to me why a Work council would have to be part of the UAW, why could it not join another union, or just be an independent entity?
How can you call the NRLB a kangaroo court, look at all the crap they dished to Boeing when Laffe was at the helm! Boeing had to bring work back to Seattle to appease it and its machinists.
Union or no union that plant was doomed from the get go and it doesn't matter since consumers here have already spoken with their wallets. People here tend to like practical and reliable which VW is not known for.
About Barone: "He is a lawyer with degrees from Harverd and Yale." Rick Cruz went to Harvard and is crushing Texas with vast stupidity. Shrub went to Yale and we know his history. Impress me with something that actually impresses me.