UAW Campaigning Again to Unionize Tenn. VW Plant

Despite agreement to wait one year following defeat, unionization campaign appears to be underway
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The UAW began campaigning to unionize a Chattanooga Volkswagen plant just five months after suffering a devastating defeat, according to a union critic who works at the plant.

The UAW announced the formation of a local voluntary union on Thursday, despite the fact that it agreed not to engage in any organization activity for at least one year after its defeat.

UAW Continues Unionization Efforts at Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee

Union had agreed to cease organization efforts for one year
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

The UAW broke its pledge to cease organizing activity at the Chattanooga auto plant that rejected unionization, announcing on Thursday afternoon that it would form a voluntary union for factory workers.

Workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the labor giant’s bid to form the first auto union in the right to work state in February. The union signed a neutrality agreement with the German auto manufacturer that gave organizers an advantage during its campaign.

UAW Gives Up in Tennessee

Union ends appeal to overturn February defeat
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

The United Auto Workers union (UAW) ended its appeal to overturn a February union election on Monday morning, just before a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on the issue was scheduled to begin.

Workers Sue to End Collusion Between Big Labor and Big Business

VW employees ask federal judge to intervene in efforts by VW and UAW to unionize Tennessee plant
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

Autoworkers who voted down a United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization attempt at a Volkswagen (VW) plant are asking a federal judge to end collusion between the labor union and the car company.

None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican

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The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.

CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.

UAW Loses at VW

Tennessee workers reject recruitment bid by UAW
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Workers at a Tennessee automobile plant rejected the United Auto Workers union’s bid to break into the right-to-work state on Friday.

Biden Thanks UAW for Helping Start Political Career

Major Democratic donor has benefitted majorly from Obama administration
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Vice President Joe Biden thanked the United Auto Workers for helping him get his start in the Senate at the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference on Wednesday.

VW Employees Claim UAW Misled Them

Complaint filed with NLRB over ‘misleading tactics’ that could lead to backdoor unionization
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Volkswagen (VW) workers are claiming that the United Auto Workers (UAW) union used ‘misleading tactics’ in its push to unionize a plant in right-to-work Tennessee.