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    New labor ruling could impact Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant

    Efforts to unionize Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant could be affected by a new labor ruling that makes it harder to organize a company's employees.

    A Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board has reversed an Obama-era decision by the panel that had permitted so-called micro-unions made up of small groups of company workers.

    In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB on Friday said a unionized unit of about 100 welders and "rework specialists" at a manufacturing company in Oregon was improper, and should include all 2,500 employees at the company's facility.

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/b...gplant/459465/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    New labor ruling could impact Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant

    Efforts to unionize Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant could be affected by a new labor ruling that makes it harder to organize a company's employees.

    A Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board has reversed an Obama-era decision by the panel that had permitted so-called micro-unions made up of small groups of company workers.

    In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB on Friday said a unionized unit of about 100 welders and "rework specialists" at a manufacturing company in Oregon was improper, and should include all 2,500 employees at the company's facility.

    New labor ruling could impact Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant | Times Free Press
    Again ... no surprise.
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    Court sends VW Chattanooga case back to labor board

    More detail as to what exactly is going on with this NLRB situation.

    A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed to return a case to the National Labor Relations Board for the labor panel's reconsideration involving a micro-union at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the case should be sent back to the NLRB in the wake of the labor panel's recent ruling to reverse an Obama-era decision to permit micro-unions made up of small groups of company workers.
    Dan Gilmore, a Chattanooga labor attorney who teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said the term of former NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra expired Dec. 16. That leaves the board evenly split between those who this month joined in the majority opinion and those who dissented in the micro-union case involving PCC Structurals Inc.

    Gilmore said that while the open seat ultimately will be filled by a Republican, the confirmation process can sometimes take a while.

    He has said it's hard to know what the NLRB will ultimately do. The panel could decide that the question of whether the unit is appropriate was resolved in the UAW's favor and that VW committed an unfair labor practice, Gilmore said.
    Court sends VW Chattanooga case back to labor board | Times Free Press

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    Any bets on how this will turn out?

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    Trump’s Labor Board Likely to Strip Auto Workers of Southern Victory
    Two years ago the Auto Workers (UAW) broke new ground when skilled-trades workers at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant voted 108 to 44 in favor of unionizing.

    It was the union’s first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the U.S. South.

    But the success was short-lived. The UAW went on to suffer several high-profile losses, including at Nissan and Fuyao last year.

    But now, even that small victory at Volkswagen is likely to be stripped from the union by the D.C. Circuit Court and Trump-stacked National Labor Relations Board.
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    Been a year since I have seen anything in the news about this company. This is an interesting read.

    IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen
    At IndustriALL Global Union’s executive committee in December last year, there was a unanimous decision to suspend the global framework agreement, called the Declaration on Social Rights and Industrial Relations at Volkswagen, safeguarding workers’ rights, if the German car giant continued to refuse to allow workers at its plant in Chattanooga to join a union.

    “We regret Volkswagen’s behaviour and as long as the company refuses to honour its 2002 commitment with IndustriALL we see no other alternative than to consider the agreement suspended as of today, while we consider further actions together with our affiliated unions,” says Valter Sanches, IndustriALL general secretary.

    Skilled workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga voted in December 2015 to join US union UAW. Not only has the democratic election result not been recognized in the workplace, Volkswagen is actively fighting it in court, trying to stop the workers from joining a union.

    Volkswagen has appealed against a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in August 2016, which ruled in favour of the UAW, to stop the workers exercising their fundamental right of freedom of association.
    In a meeting in December, 2018 the World Works Council of Volkswagen Workers unanimously declared full solidarity with the VW workers in Chattanooga and defended their legitimate right to join the UAW.
    IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen | IndustriALL
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    Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union

    Good luck to them all!!!!

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Some workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have filed their third petition in five years to join the United Auto Workers.

    UAW Local 42 President Steven Cochran told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the election petition was filed Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board due to “pressure from the workers.”

    The petition said that at least 30% of 1,709 employees that make up the proposed election unit have turned over cards seeking representation. It asks for an election on April 29 and 30.

    Volkswagen factory officials say they “remain neutral on this topic.” Plant spokeswoman Amanda Plecas said the petition is being reviewed, and that it’s too soon to comment further.
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    Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee Won’t Give Up the Fight for Unionization

    This article is really a history of all the attempts to unionize.

    For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the country’s sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) filed for an election to represent all 1,709 of the plant’s hourly employees, requesting that the election be held on April 29 and 30.

    The union’s first attempt in 2014 failed after a slim majority of workers voted no, following a barrage of threats by politicians and business-backed anti-union groups.

    In the second attempt, a group of 160 skilled-trades workers in the plant in 2015 voted to join UAW Local 42. But that smaller unit has yet to secure a first contract.

    Now the union is moving forward with an election at the 1,400-acre Chattanooga facility after it says it signed up 65 percent of the hourly workers, including skilled trades, on union cards.

    Workers in the plant are likely to face another onslaught of threats and lies from politicians and anti-union groups. As of yet, the company has not commented on whether it will remain neutral this time around.
    Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee Won’t Give Up the Fight for Unionization

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    Wow I see big trouble here!

    United Auto Workers officials want no 'outside interference' in proposed union election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant

    Former National Labor Relations Board member says workers need information

    United Auto Workers officials say they hope the focus of a proposed union election in coming weeks at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is on the factory's workforce and not on outsiders.

    During the 2014 election, there was "a lot of outside interference," said Steve Cochran, president of UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga. "We hope that doesn't happen like the last time."

    But a former National Labor Relations Board member said Chattanooga employees need to be informed about what they're voting on.

    "At the end of the day it isn't about being pro- or anti-union. What's important is that every employee is at least provided information to learn if this is a good idea or not," said John Raudabaugh, who's also an attorney for the National Right to Work Foundation.
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    Of course!

    As Tenn. Workers Gear Up for Another Union Campaign, Local Media Shows Anti-Union Bias
    In the lead-up to another United Automobile Workers (UAW) vote at Volkswagen in Tennessee, the region’s paper of record is once again providing tacit aid to anti-union efforts.

    On Tuesday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press (CTFP) published an article announcing that the UAW had filed for another union election in the Chattanooga plant. The article quotes Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTWLDF), which—for six decades—has been a leading advocate for the destruction of public and private sector unions. In the article, Semmens says the NRTWLDF represented Volkswagen workers in 2014 to “protect their rights”—and then announces that the organization is willing to provide free legal representation to anti-union Volkswagen workers again.
    As Tenn. Workers Gear Up for Another Union Campaign, Local Media Shows Anti-Union Bias

 

 
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