Auto workers not in line with dues increase

By Brian Pannebecker, dailytribune.com

As a Ford Motor Company employee, and a compulsory dues-payer to the United Auto Workers, I continue to be amazed by the brazen lack of fiduciary responsibility the UAW bosses exhibit with the funds taken from the hard-working members of the domestic auto workers.

The Chattanooga Jobs Payoff

The Wall Street Journal

The February vote to reject an organizing bid by the United Auto Workers paid off big for workers in Tennessee on Monday. Volkswagen VOW3.XE +1.13% announced it will invest $900 million to build a new sport-utility vehicle in Chattanooga, creating 2,000 jobs that would probably have gone to Mexico if the UAW had won.

A Rare Win For The Unions? Staples Abandons Postal Service Trial

By Tom Gara, Kris Maher and Drew Fitzgerald, The Wall Street Journal

The labor movement hasn’t had the best 2014 so far, with a bruising defeat for the UAW in its attempts to organize auto workers in the South, and an ominous Supreme Court ruling for public sector unions. But today, the American Postal Workers Union and its allies seem to be making progress in an important battle.

Is UAW Deal Even Legal?

By Roy Exum, chattanoogan.com

On April 21, 2014, when the United Auto Workers union abruptly abandoned its appeal of a 712-626 loss in an attempt to organize the Chattanooga Volkswagen manufacturing facility, it was widely reported that due to rules established by the National Labor Relations Board that the much-maligned UAW must refrain from any further efforts at VW’s only facility in the United States for an entire year.