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UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

The United Auto Workers narrowly lost its bid to organize blue-collar workers at the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The vote, 833 against the union to 776 for the UAW, was closer than the 2014 effort but still fell short. Some 51.8% of workers...
VW Tennessee Workers Get Another Chance for Unionization

VW Tennessee Workers Get Another Chance for Unionization

The UAW is getting its another kick at the can when Volkswagen of America hourly workers in Tennessee will vote yet again to decide if they want to be represented by the Detroit-based union. Workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant will vote June 12, 13...
VWoA Wins Delay in UAW Vote in Chattanooga

VWoA Wins Delay in UAW Vote in Chattanooga

The National Labor Relations Board, in a vote along party lines, agreed to Volkswagen’s request to postpone an union election vote at the German automakers factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The United Auto Workers surprised VW last month by asking for a quick vote,...
Hyundai Workers Plan Strike to Protest New Venture

Hyundai Workers Plan Strike to Protest New Venture

Union workers in Hyundai Motor’s plants in South Korea plant to walk off the assembly line in protest about a potential joint venture between the automaker and the city of Gwangju to build small vehicles using non-union labor. The plan, which is still in negotiations,...
Tesla Losing Top Executives as Uncertainty Sets In

Tesla Losing Top Executives as Uncertainty Sets In

Tesla’s been hit by wave after wave of difficult news, situations and investigations, apparently causing some executives to rethink the viability of the company. Liam O’Connor, Tesla’s vice president of global supply management, is the latest of a group of...
UAW Overlooks Schrade’s Role in Union, US History

UAW Overlooks Schrade’s Role in Union, US History

When John F. Kennedy first approached Walter Reuther of the United Auto Workers at the 1956 Democratic Party Convention, hoping to win his support for the Vice Presidency, Paul Schrade, as one of UAW President’s top aides, observed the meeting. However, the...
UAW Enjoys Membership Increase in 2017

UAW Enjoys Membership Increase in 2017

Despite a devastating scandal, adverse political environment and big defeats in key organizing drives in the auto industry, the United Auto Workers succeeded in adding nearly 15,000 new members in 2017. The UAW reported the figure in its Labor Organization Annual...
UAW Scores Victory in Tech Industry

UAW Scores Victory in Tech Industry

The United Auto Workers scored a small victory in its fight to recruit new members in the San Francisco Bay Area as continues to prepare for a battle with one of the region’s iconic companies, Tesla. Earlier this month, nearly 150 Bon Appétit Management Company...
Former FCA Executive Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Former FCA Executive Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

One of the key figures in the corruption charges that have damaged the United Auto Workers and raised questions about the management of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges. Alphonse Iacobelli, Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles labor...