Foiled Again! UAW fails (for now) to strip VW employees of secret-ballot election
No-Vote Unionization. Given their very public (and political) push for the hallucinogenically-devised scheme known as “card check,” if unions had their way, employees’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections on whether or not to be unionized would be eliminated. Although card check failed as a matter of public policy several years ago, unions still often try to push their way into companies without employees voting | Read More »
Volkswagen Opens Door To Employees For Self-Representation
In what appears to be a huge setback for the United Auto Workers (UAW), Volkswagen in Chattanooga issued a new policy on Wednesday entitled “Community Organization Engagement” which opens the door for VW employees who want alternative representation without the UAW. While the UAW is wrongly touting VW’s new policy (posted in full below) as a means of making it easier for the UAW to | Read More »
UAW Cartoon Compares Republican Party To ISIS Terrorists
Below is a tasteless cartoon that was forwarded to me last evening comparing the Republican party to ISIS terrorists who behead civilians. It was sent to UAW members (of at least one UAW local) in Michigan and, most likely, paid for by union members’ dues–many of them Republicans’ dues. With between 30-40% of union members voting Republicans, one would think that unions would not be | Read More »
Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure
Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at | Read More »
Unaccountable UAW Bosses Avoid Secret-Ballot Vote In Order To Hit Members With A 25% Dues Hike
After dumping up to $5 million on the failed effort to unionize workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and untold millions more on the efforts to unionize other ‘transnationals’ in the U.S.—as expected, United Auto Workers’ bosses got their way on Tuesday by getting UAW convention delegates in Detroit to pass a 25% dues hike on the UAW’s 390,000 members. However, in a move that holds UAW | Read More »
Union Ain’t Wanted: Pro-union Workers Want UAW To Leave Mercedes
Question: When do you know a union trying to unionize a group of workers has worn out its welcome? Answer: When the union’s supporters tell the union to go away. A mere four months after the United Auto Workers’ devastating defeat at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, pro-union workers at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Alabama want the UAW to go away. While the UAW had had more | Read More »
Congress Should Investigate UAW’s Neutrality Agreement & Works Council Scam At VW
On Monday, with their Southern Strategy in peril after their devastating defeat at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, United Auto Workers bosses abruptly abandoned their attempt at creating a media circus by withdrawing their absurd election objections with the National Labor Relations Board. A short time after the UAW’s failure to appear at the NLRB (leaving some pro-UAW supporters rather dumbfounded), the NLRB certified the election that | Read More »
After Volkswagen Loss, UAW Bosses Turn To Bovine Excrement Manufacturing
Ever since the majority of Volkswagen’s employees in Chattanooga rejected the United Auto Workers in February, Detroit-based UAW bosses have appeared more than a little desperate in their claims that the their loss was due to “outside influences.” Now, they seem more interested in having a “show trial” for the media than focusing on the real reasons for their loss. This is aside from the | Read More »
Unable To Sell Unionization On Its Merits, The UAW Turns To Race, Rappers And An Actor For Aid
With the UAW’s own staff having accused UAW bosses of “spending like the Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and after having spent tens of millions of his members’ money, with his retirement looming, time is running out for UAW boss Bob King to unionize a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S. on his watch. Now, following the spending of up to $8,000 per vote in Chattanooga | Read More »
A Tin Cup Half Full: Chrysler To Add 1,000 Part-Time Workers, UAW To Collect Full-Time Dues
According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler will be adding 1,000 part-time workers to its plant in Toledo, Ohio. As part of the deal hammered out between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers, the part-timers won’t be getting full-time work or even full-time benefits. However, they will be paid $15.78 per hour—the same as entry-level full-time employees. Additionally, it is expected that the part-timers will | Read More »
UAW Loses Key Vote at VW Plant in Tennessee
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the UAW lost a key vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, why some employees find unions to be less important than they used to be, and the Detroit pension fiasco.
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UAW loses Tennessee Volkswagon unionization bid.
Meant to write about this, but it fell through the cracks. You mostly just need this link and this tweet (Via AoSHQ): pic.twitter.com/m5pnMbur1H — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 15, 2014
The Bob Corker v. UAW Showdown in Tennessee
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the UAW’s efforts to unionize a VW plant in Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker’s 11th hour bombshell and why the left will never support the solution to income inequality.
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Obama’s NLRB Does UAW’s Bidding In Chattanooga
You’re not really shocked by this, are you?
In a rather unsurprising announcement last week, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel–which is headed by the former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Richard Griffin–chose to dismiss VW employees’ allegations that the United Auto Workers and VW, through its German union, had violated the rights of VW’s employees in Chattanooga.
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The UAW At VW: A Desperate Old Dog Tries A Very Old (And Illegal) Trick
As outgoing United Auto Workers’ President Bob King tries to do everything within his power to unionize the American workers of German-based Volkswagen, the tactics used on VW employees have already been the subject of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, as the UAW states its goal to be more cooperative and to “partner” with VW and its | Read More »