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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.