California Union Bosses Would Rather ‘Good-Paying Jobs Not Be Created, Than Let a Company . . . Go Nonunionized’

National Right to Work Committee

Like many of the Golden State’s mid-sized and smaller communities, Palmdale, a city of roughly 150,000 residents located in northern Los Angeles County, is hurting economically. In September Palmdale’s unemployment rate was 9.7% — well above the statewide average of 7.3% and far above the national average of 5.9%.

VW won’t recognize UAW before audit

By David Shepardson, The Detroit News

Volkswagen AG said Wednesday it will not immediately recognize the United Auto Workers union until an external audit establishes its membership level — and it opened the door to working with other groups representing employees.

VW sets new labor policy in Chattanooga

By Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Volkswagen today unveiled a new policy in its Chattanooga plant that sets guidelines for interactions with labor organizations whose membership includes a significant percentage of employees.

UAW Says Recognition Close at VW

By Erik Schelzig, ABC News

An upcoming policy change by Volkswagen would clear the way for the United Auto Workers to become the first union to bargain on behalf of employees at a foreign automaker in the South, the UAW said Monday.

Email at Work: Unions Await Key Ruling

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

Business groups are bracing for a ruling by federal regulators that could require employers to let workers use company email systems to communicate about ways to work together to improve wages and working conditions, potentially giving unions a powerful organizing tool.