Tag Archives: United Auto Workers

House leader Expects Approval for Incentive Package for Volkswagen

A top Republican in the Tennessee General Assembly says he expects his colleagues to approve the state share of a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen despite misgivings about the role of the United Auto Workers union at the German … Continue reading

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Group Eyes Membership at VW Plant

A labor group seeking to rival the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee says it won’t submit its list of members to the management until next month. Members of the American Council of Employees tell a Chattanooga … Continue reading

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Haslam Questions UAW Certification

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, a longtime critic of the United Auto Workers’ efforts to organize their first foreign automaker in the state and region, is questioning the process by which the union qualified under a new labor policy at the … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Sets Policy To Interact With Labor Groups

  Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but it doesn’t appear to clarify how workers at the plant will be represented.┬áIn a statement on Wednesday , the company said its … Continue reading

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VW Employees set out to form their own Union

Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker’s plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1vM9f5u ) reports that the group wants to form the first chapter of … Continue reading

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Corker says Union Talks were full of Misunderstandings

Republican Senator Bob Corker said Tennessee’s discussions about the role of organized labor at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga were clouded by misunderstandings. But the Republican insisted in a chamber of commerce speech in Lawrenceburg on Wednesday that there was “no … Continue reading

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Haslam says Union Vote no factor in Volkswagen Deal

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that his administration is giving Volkswagen almost $180 million in incentives — regardless of any deal it might work out with the United Auto Workers. That marks a major reversal of policy. Earlier this … Continue reading

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