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NLRB files complaint against VW over practices at Tennessee plant

Nick Carey Reuters
The complaint is part of a lengthy battle over the NLRB's recognition of the vote by roughly 160 skilled workers at VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The German automaker has argued against allowing a small group within the plant to have union representation, maintaining that all 1,500 hourly workers should be treated as one unit.

Minority Union at Volkswagen, For Now

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
The brand new Local 42 has already begun signing up and swearing in members who work at the VW plant looking toward winning a majority.

'They're Not Dead Yet': Planning the Demise of Labor Unions at CPAC

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
"What is really good here is the unmentionable: There will be so much less money without all these dues, 90-some percent in most cases, going to Democrats," says Terry Scanlon, president of the Capital Research Center, of the UAW defeat in Chattanooga, Tenn.: "... This is great news..."


Union Drive Doesn’t Bother Management, But G.O.P. Fumes

Steven Greenhouse The New York Times
Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee are currently voting on union representation. While the company has remained neutral but national right-wing organizations and Republicans have been very vocal in calling for a no vote. A victory for the workers and the UAW would have major implications for union organizing in the South.
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