UAW Plans Another Push at Volkswagen

By Christina Rogers, The Wall Street Journal

The United Auto Workers union proposes to negotiate on behalf of some manufacturing workers at Volkswagen AG’s auto assembly plant in Tennessee despite being rejected in a February organizing vote, citing the support of about half the factory’s production workforce.

Daimler neutral on UAW effort to organize plant

By David Shepardson, The Detroit News

Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche said the German automaker is neutral on efforts by the United Auto Workers to organize its only U.S. plant, but said he has had no talks with the union about renewed organizing efforts at the Alabama facility.

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By Brad Tidwell, Net Right Daily

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Fast Food Forward is targeting fast food companies like McDonald’s and Burger King with illegal acts and widespread civil disobedience, escalating their efforts in their “Fight for 15” $15 minimum wage campaign.

The United Auto Workers on the Skids?

By Vincent Vernuccio, Capital Research Center

It’s been a long, slow slide for the United Auto Workers, which hit its peak in the early 1950s. Defeated in a critical unionization election in the South and facing a critical change in state law in its home base in Michigan, the UAW has responded to the challenge by raising dues and by staying the course on policy and leadership.