Volkswagen Initiative Even More Interesting Than Advertised

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New Orleans   The actual announcement of the new employee relations rules for the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was actually even more interesting than the early leaks and advertisements from the United Automobile Workers (UAW). What the company really did, very expressly, is initiate a huge private sector program of “meet and confer” bargaining with …

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UAW Objections Withdrawal A Sign They Want a Second Shot Soon

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Houston    Politicians and the in-plant anti-union committee at Volkswagen in Chattanooga were both chortling and celebrating the announcement that the UAW had withdrawn its election objections before the NLRB hearing on the issues raised in its recent, narrow defeat.  They are laughing too soon.  They are actually totally misreading the organizing tactics, and interpreting a …

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UAW Breaking Through in Transplants in Chattanooga

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New Orleans   The Volkswagen company filed with the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a quick election among its 1600 workers in Chattanooga to determine whether or not the United Automobile Workers (UAW) should represent workers at the plant.  The UAW has confidently indicated that it has majority support among the workers based on the …

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