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  • UAW to benefit by policy change at VW plant in Chattanooga
    UAW to benefit by policy change at VW plant in Chattanooga
    United Auto Workers is poised to become the first union to negotiate on behalf of employees at a foreign carmaker in Tennessee thanks to a new deal hammered out with Volkswagen. According to the terms of the agreement, VW would recognize the UAW,...
  • Volkswagen of America debuts one of its newest, sporty models.
    GOP right-wingers outflanked the UAW in Tennessee
    Although it occurred back in February, the vote by Volkswagen (VW) workers not to unionize under the United Auto Workers (UAW) is worth a second look. It is becoming abundantly clear now that the vote stemmed from intimidation and threats aimed at...
  • UAW campaigns for President Obama's 2012 re-election
    United Auto Workers Union sells assets, raises dues
    On the heels of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) ejection from the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga Tennessee, union bosses have decided to raise membership dues by what amounts to a half-hour of each worker’s pay.After 78 years, UAW...
  • VW workers in Tennessee vote against joining UAW
    VW workers in Tennessee vote against joining UAW
    Workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga have voted against joining the United Auto Works Union 712-626 following three days of intense campaigning by those for and against the action, although they did say they would remain open to a “German...
  • Tennessee Volkswagen workers spurn UAW overtures in Friday vote
    Tennessee Volkswagen workers spurn UAW overtures in Friday vote
    As an addendum to yesterday’s column on this pivotal vote for the UAW, their late Friday night defeat may be the lynchpin to a continuing decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers.Employees voted against union representation at...
  • Ford Examiner
    Volkswagen workers in Tennessee reject UAW
    Auto workers in Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, TN rejected United Auto Worker (UAW) representation by a vote of 712 – 626. That’s not a landslide but it represents a significant defeat for the UAW which has been trying to...
  • Union Bosses fail in bid to unionize Volkswagen in Tennessee
    Union Bosses fail in bid to unionize Volkswagen in Tennessee
    United Auto Workers President Bob King and other union organizers spent two years attempting to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Management allowed them access to the plant and remained virtually neutral. Unionizing the Volkswagen...
  • Workers vote to unionize in Chattanooga
    Workers reject UAW at Chattanooga Volkswagon plant
    Workers in Chattanooga, Tenn. voted to reject a union on Friday night. The vote had garnered national attention as Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and President Barack Obama weighed in on the issue prior to the vote. Ballots were cast starting on...
  • Senator Corker Objects
    A UAW victory in Chattanooga would help Tennessee
    Volkswagen wants to expand in Chattanooga, but, to do that, it also needs a German-style Works Council. This blue collar/white collar alliance has made for good business in Germany. It could here, as well – but in the United States that...
  • UAW VP to be arraigned for accidentally shooting his wife
    UAW VP to be arraigned for accidentally shooting his wife
    An arrest warrant has been issued for UAW Vice President General Holiefield, the outgoing head of the union's Chrysler department, in the shooting of his wife at their home last month.The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has issued a...
  • Chrysler Group agreement with UAW proves that unions equal success
    Chrysler Group agreement with UAW proves that unions equal success
    Once again American workers who are employed by a corporation with the wisdom to make their workers partners in the enterprise are showing America the road to economic recovery. Chrysler Group and the International Union, United Automobile,...
  • Chrysler idles toward stock offering
    Chrysler idles toward public stock offering
    Chrysler Group filed for an IPO, but apparentlyis in no hurry to see the initial public stock offering. The company would prefer to buy the shares from the retiree trust fund, but the two sides are unable to agree on a price.The UAW Retiree...
  • Flint Sit-Down Strike window
    The GM Flint Sit Down Strike (1936-37)
    The Flint sit down strike changed unionism and transformed the United Auto Workers (UAW) from a fringe group to a major force. The UAW decided to occupy General Motors’ (GM) Fisher body plant to block the auto makers' attempt to break...
  • Albert Shanker
    Unionism and Contempt for the Public Interest
    “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children,” so said the late Albert Shanker, a labor union leader who for more than 30 years organized public school...
  • Ford and UAW partner to build ramps for disabled in Louisville
    Ford and UAW partner to build ramps for disabled in Louisville
    It’s not for nothing that Louisville is known as the country’s most compassionate city. Ford Motor Company and UAW Local 862 announced today a $50,000 donation to the Metro United Way for the Wayne Vickers Memorial Wheel Chair Ramp...