No Doesn’t Mean No to the UAW

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Permalink

It looks like the fight isn’t over for the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and its attempts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The UAW narrowly lost its bid to unionize the Volkswagen plant back in February in a secret ballot election by a vote of 712 to 626. Under U.S. labor law the union has to wait one full year before they are allowed to hold another secret ballot election at the plant.

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Why Michigan UAW Veteran is Opting Out

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Permalink

Michigan is now a right to work state. On Monday a UAW veteran of 16 years voiced his reasons for opting out of union dues. Below is the entire post Todd Lemire wrote on his blog on Monday. To see Todd's website click here. 

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Volkswagen Employees Now Subject to UAW Mail at Home

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:08 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen employees recieved a distrubing letter from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel on April 21st. To read the original letter please reference Below is the response formulated by some of the workers to Casteel.

Mr. Casteel,

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Hypocrisy Matter at Media Matters

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 9:44 am - Permalink

Hypocrisy Matter at Media Matters

Liberal Non-Profit Doesn't Practice What it Preaches

Media Matters For America (MMFA), a liberal non-profit  “watchdog” group that supports organized labor efforts, has actually refused to let their own employees associate with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500.


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Union Blunder Delays Vote in Canada

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Permalink

Unifor, the Canadian union equivalent to the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the states, has run into a little problem in their attempts to unionize to Toyota plants in Canada. Two Toyota plants located in Cambridge and Woodstock Ontario are the target by Unifor to unionize.

 The union has had to temporarily delay the voting process in Ontario after it misjudged the company’s workforce.

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UAW Drops Election Challenge

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Permalink

ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom was happy to learn that the United Auto Workers has finally dropped its frivolous challenges to the results of February's election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, which the union lost 712-626.

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More people fighting UAW subpoenas in Chattanooga VW vote

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Permalink

The Chattanooga Times Free Press quoted CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson in regards to the Subpoenas issued by the NLRB on Wednesday. He was quoted saying “Our grounds are is that this is a fishing expedition and we don’t feel compelled to comply.” Tucker Nelson and Grover Norquist, both of Americans for Tax Reform, are also fighting the Subpoenas.

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Democracy in Peril in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 9:38 am - Permalink

Patterson of the CWF explains the threat to the Democratic process in regards to the Chattanooga Volskwagen plant. The union is petitioning the NLRB to overturn the democratic elections. Read more here.

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