Union appeals Tennessee VW plant vote to U.S. labor board

The United Auto Workers union is asking the NLRB to consider a re-vote of last week's election at a Tennessee Volkswagen (VLKAY, VLKAF) plant in which workers rejected the union's representation, citing interference from Republican lawmakers and outside special interest groups.

The NLRB says it will review the UAW's objections, but labor lawyers and academics have said it would be difficult to make a case for setting aside the election since labor law does not limit what can be said in a union election campaign by politicians, as long as they are not doing management's bidding.

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  • Bear Bait
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    Corker would have been better off to have kept his mouth shut! If the Union should win a do over, the result may not be the same.
    21 Feb 2014, 05:20 PM Reply Like
  • DUP
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    Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... we didn't get the result we wanted, do over, whaaaaaaaaaaa. UAW, never ends don't you think the employees already knew what they where gonna vote as, before anyone said anything, whaaaaaa. What a lame bunch UAW, Whaaaaaaaaaa.
    21 Feb 2014, 07:18 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Corker is a slime ball, but the worst was the racist anti-union bill boards put up by right wing radical groups. I just hope they have a fair election this time around.


    This is also key:
    "The UAW challenge comes days after the top labor representative on Volkswagen's supervisory board suggested that the anti-union atmosphere fostered by Southern conservatives could lead the company to make future investments elsewhere. Worker representatives make up half of the board that has control over all management decisions at Volkswagen."


    Looks like being anti union is actually a job killer.
    21 Feb 2014, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Sure Jake, I believe you; all I have to do is compare South Carolina to Michigan or Washington to see how jobs are being 'killed'. You must be so proud of Detroit, the poster child for union success.


    It's not anti-union; it's the right to work.


    They had a fair election; you just don't like the results so in typical liberal fashion, you scream racist, Bush, or some other reason rather than accept the fact these people voted for what THEY wanted and not what you (in typical liberal fashion) believe is best for them. Get over it.
    22 Feb 2014, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • Bret Jensen
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    Wasn't this the administration that stated elections has 'consequences'........... do overs? The hypocrisy of the the 'Chicago Way' is getting mighty old after more than five years.
    22 Feb 2014, 07:49 AM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    All I have to say to nay sayers is; If the shoe were on the other foot, you would be crying like babies. A fair election does not consist of threats regardless of which side is making them. I would not be surprised if the courts rule in favor of the Union and call for another election. I would hope that everyone would stop with the threats and let the majority decide based on the merits of the proposal. I think the Union would lose again. But, I also think it would only be fair vote again. And if the Union had pulled the same crap, it would only be fair to hold another election. Yes a "do over".
    22 Feb 2014, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    1,000 of the 1,300 votes were already cast when Corker made his comment, but obviously the final 300 voters feared for their life so they voted 'no'.


    So the union (Bernd Osterloh) in Germany saying there will be no more plants built in the US is okay, but Corker saying a no vote could lead VW (and others) to consider building more plants in TN is racist and not fair?


    Of the 2, who had the more correct statement? Answer; Corker. Google Detroit if you need further explanation.
    22 Feb 2014, 11:11 AM Reply Like
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