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UAW Backs TN Autoworkers Despite Union-Busting Gov, Senator

UAW Backs TN Autoworkers Despite Union-Busting Gov, Senator
Despite losing a close vote to unionize in an election marred by the Tennessee government's union-busting tactics, the United Auto Workers will come to Chattanooga anyway. Workers at the new plant will be represented by the Union and will work closely with Volkswagen as part of a 'works council.'
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Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort

Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort
An investigative report from Nashville’s News 5 shows that Governor Bill Haslam tied the fate of $300 million in promised tax incentives to the outcome of the United Auto Workers (UAW) organizing effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The report also revealed that Sen. Bob Corker had direct email conversations with anti-union organizers which he shared with members of the Haslam Administration.
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Relationship Between Ford, UAW Results in Shift of Production from Mexico to Cleveland

Relationship Between Ford, UAW Results in Shift of Production from Mexico to Cleveland
The Ford motor company has announced that it will officially move production of a new series of commercial trucks from a plant in Mexico to a plant near Cleveland, OH. Ford agreed to bring the jobs home during its contract negotiations with the UAW in 2011. To prepare for the manufacturing of these new trucks, Ford will pay $168 million to retrofit the plant.
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UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote

UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote
The United Automobile Workers union has decided to appeal the vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga not to unionize. Filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the union claims outside interference did not allow for a free and just vote.
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A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions

A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions
The New York Times has a piece about a fascinating development in Tennessee, where management in a privately owned auto company, a VW plant in Chattanooga, appears to be working cooperatively with the UAW to organize the plant. The wrinkle is that “outside agitators” are trying to block the union, which is pitting them against both sides — union and management, since the latter thinks organizing the workforce would be helpful.
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Jared Bernstein
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Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'

Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'
In 2007, the Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Louisville, Ky., was staring at an existential crisis. It was on the verge of being shuttered. The jobs there — jobs that sustained middle-class families and communities throughout Louisville — were this close to being sent to Mexico. However, Ford management and the United Auto Workers rolled up their sleeves and figured out creative solutions to not only save jobs, but add them.
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Detroit's Retired City Workers at Risk as Bondholders Demand Repayment

Detroit's Retired City Workers at Risk as Bondholders Demand Repayment
With Detroit’s finances looking increasingly dire, the city’s creditors are beginning to face off with one another, each trying to minimize their losses. The city’s pension fund, which supports retired city workers, has found itself in direct conflict with a formidable opponent, the bondholders, individuals and institutions that gave the city money in order to enjoy the interest on the loan.
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