UAW withdraws appeal, puts Haslam on hot seat

The Tennessean

In a move that feels remarkably like the children’s “don’t get stuck holding the potato game,” the United Auto Workers’ made a last second decision to withdraw its appeal of the February vote it lost to represent workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.


By Lawson Bader, Human Events

Today, an important hearing gets underway in Washington, D.C. that started with a billboard. Well, not quite. But that phrasing makes for better copy. Hearings at the National Labor Relations Board may not be the most exciting topic. But this one could overturn an election and have wider repercussions across the nation. Sometimes, boring is better.

The secret ballot: Protect it

A new report on the United Auto Workers’ attempt to organize Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., makes clear the need to better protect workers’ right to secret-ballot unionization elections.

How the UAW Lost Tennessee

By Trey Kovacs, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Foreign automakers located in the South, known in the industry as transplants, have long been a target of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union’s organizing strategy.