The Volkswagen Vote
UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Chattanooga plantMon, 21, Apr 2014
The UAW said today it is withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in a February vote it lost among workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.
Anti-union workers win voice in UAW fight at VW's Tenn. plantTue, 11, Mar 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has decided that anti-union workers at Volkswagen AG can defend the results of a mid-February union election that the UAW lost at the company's plant in Chattanooga.
Corker, King trade barbs in aftermath of VW voteMon, 10, Mar 2014
A war of words continues in the aftermath of the UAW's failure last month to organize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.
UAW takes 2 steps forward, 3 backMon, 10, Mar 2014
The UAW is grasping at straws to increase revenue because of the loss of jobs and the two-tier wage scale.
Corker: Don't let the UAW silence public officialsTue, 04, Mar 2014
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal today, accused the UAW of trying to silence public officials as part of the union's appeal of a failed organizing vote at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee assembly plant last month.
UAW faces second challenge in appeal of VW plant voteFri, 28, Feb 2014
An anti-union group representing some workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant on Friday moved to challenge the UAW's appeal of this month's election in which the union failed to organize workers at the factory.
VW workers file to fight UAW's election challengeTue, 25, Feb 2014
Five workers from Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga plant petitioned the National Labor Relations Board today for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the results of this month's union election there.
Corker: U.S. labor board should not 'muzzle' lawmakersThu, 27, Feb 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee called on federal authorities on Thursday not to muzzle lawmakers who do not support union organizing as they consider the UAW's appeal of a failed effort to represent workers at a VW plant in Chattanooga.
King: UAW appeal in VW vote targets outsidersMon, 24, Feb 2014
UAW President Bob King said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker.
VW labor leaders try to save works councilMon, 24, Feb 2014
Now that Volkswagen workers here have turned away the UAW, labor leaders within VW are going back to the drawing board.
Tracing the UAW's struggle with foreign automakersMon, 24, Feb 2014
Automotive News spoke to labor analyst Kristen Dziczek about the root of the issues that led up to the recent vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
At Volkswagen, labor is indeed a full partnerMon, 24, Feb 2014
I was shocked by two Southern politicians so eager to score points with local conservative voting bases that they insulted half the board members of the automakers whose U.S. plants they so covet.
VW workers saw little gain in UAW voteMon, 24, Feb 2014
The UAW's cooperative partnership with the Detroit 3 helped the union get an organizing election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga.
What does the UAW offer today's workers?Mon, 24, Feb 2014
After its narrow defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, the UAW needs to engage in some serious soul-searching.
4 key VW decisions shaped vote's courseSat, 22, Feb 2014
From Washington to Wolfsburg, the UAW's failed organizing drive at VW made for exciting political theater. But on the grounds of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, it was about as friendly as it gets.
UAW appeals VW plant election to U.S. labor boardFri, 21, Feb 2014
The UAW filed an appeal today with the federal government, asking it to set aside the results of an election last week where workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted not to join the union.
No connectionMon, 24, Feb 2014
The low point of the UAW's effort to organize Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant was Sen. Bob Corker's bombshell on the first day of voting.
Fresh from win over UAW at VW, Norquist vows anti-union pushThu, 20, Feb 2014
Fresh from helping to defeat a unionization drive at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee, Republican lobbyist Grover Norquist outlined an anti-union strategy that ties labor to liberals, with the long-term goal of sapping union financial support for Democrats.
UAW rejected in organizing vote at VW plant in Tenn.Fri, 14, Feb 2014
Workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga voted 712-626 to reject UAW representation. UAW President Bob King said the union would review its organizing strategy in light of the stinging setback, and decide in the coming days whether to appeal on grounds that third-party union opponents influenced the vote.
REACTION: 'We're not leaving Chattanooga'Sat, 15, Feb 2014
A roundup of what labor experts, UAW leaders, union supporters and opponents, and others are saying about the UAW's organizing setback at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.:
VW labor chief: U.S. South investments may be blocked if workers aren't unionizedWed, 19, Feb 2014
Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened today to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the U.S. South if its workers there are not unionized.
Conservative group's anti-union effort to target more U.S. plantsMon, 17, Feb 2014
The Center for Worker Freedom, a conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign by the UAW in Tennessee, will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said on Monday. The group plans to renew its battle against the UAW at so-called "transplants" in Alabama and Mississippi where the union wants to organize.
UAW regroups after stinging VW setbackSun, 16, Feb 2014
The UAW could be forced to reconsider its efforts to organize workers at foreign-owned factories in the U.S., labor experts say, as the union vowed to keep fighting after losing a closely watched vote at VV's Tennessee plant.
VW to build SUV in Tennessee, Corker reassertsSat, 15, Feb 2014
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Saturday doubled down on his claim that Volkswagen AG will build a new mid-sized SUV at its assembly plant in Tennessee now that the UAW has been turned away.
UAW vote at VW plant nears finish lineFri, 14, Feb 2014
Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga had just a few hours left on Friday to cast their ballots in a vote that could decide whether the once-powerful UAW will gain a foothold in the foreign-owned auto industry that has sprung up in the American South.
Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plantFri, 14, Feb 2014
President Barack Obama today waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than American workers.
Chattanooga mayor: Don't 'let politics trump jobs'Fri, 14, Feb 2014
Regardless of how Volkswagen workers vote on UAW representation, Chattanooga's mayor has just one thing on his mind: winning a plant expansion to build a new SUV.
Union foes tie VW vote to Detroit's woesThu, 13, Feb 2014
Union opponents are warning employees that voting for the UAW this week at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit. Balloting ends Friday for about 1,550 workers at the plant where Volkswagen managers pledged to stay neutral before the vote.
VW counters Corker, says new product not linked to UAW voteWed, 12, Feb 2014
Volkswagen, in a brief but bluntly worded statement Thursday, said a vote this week on UAW representation at its Chattanooga plant would have no bearing on whether it will build a new crossover vehicle there.
UAW following VW road map to organize at Mercedes U.S. plantThu, 13, Feb 2014
The UAW is following the same road map at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama that it used to reach its historic vote to represent Volkswagen employees in Tennessee.
UAW vote at VW plant has high stakes for industry, laborMon, 10, Feb 2014
The UAW hopes a victory at VW's plant in Tennessee this week will finally give it a foothold for expansion in the South's foreign-owned auto industry after three decades of struggles to organize their workers. A loss, however, would be devastating for the union, given that VW has all but invited the UAW into the Chattanooga plant to help create a German-style labor council.
Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins electionMon, 10, Feb 2014
Volkswagen AG has been soliciting subsidies from Tennessee and Mexico, hoping to pick a production site this year for a mid-sized SUV due to go on sale in 2016. And it seems that this week's UAW election at the VW assembly plant in Chattanooga could tilt the competition in Mexico's favor.
Corker urges VW workers to reject UAWTue, 11, Feb 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee today urged workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga to vote down UAW representation this week, saying the union drive is already hurting efforts to recruit other companies.