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Tennessee: Rank 1

Pension Liability - Total $35.1 billion6 - Per household $8371

Union Membership Density:

  • Total-4.7%
  • Private Sector-2.2%
  • Public Sector-17.6%

Right to Work:

Government Sector Collective Bargaining Laws:

Paycheck Protection Law:

Secret Ballot Protection:

Forced Card Check:

  • No Provision

Government Sector Binding Arbitration Provisions:

  • No Provision

Public Access to Government Bargaining Sessions:

Project Labor Agreement Bans:

Government Employee Strike Policy:

Tennessee Labor News

  • Tennessee's Spring Hill plant won't build GM's new crossover Posted on: January 10, 2012
    By G. Chambers Williams III, The Tennessean A new Buick crossover vehicle that United Auto Workers officials initially thought might be built at General Motors’ Spring Hill assembly plant won’t even be made in North America. The vehicle will be made in South Korea instead, according to an announcement GM plans to make today. Speculation still is running high [...]
  • Teachers Union President Deems Education Too Complex for Tax-Paying Rubes Posted on: December 21, 2011
    By Kyle Olson, It’s so reassuring to have the intellectual elites in our nation’s teachers unions, like Sandy Hughes of Tennessee, looking out for us rubes. Hughes, a local union president, is pitching the idea that school board membership be limited to people who “have worked in the education field,” because the issues at hand are [...]
  • United Auto Workers might target car dealerships — and customers Posted on: November 29, 2011
    Los Angeles Times The United Auto Workers have had a hard time convincing workers in the South’s burgeoning auto industry that they should join a union. Now the UAW is considering taking the argument directly to consumers via so-called informational picketing at car dealerships. The Tennessean newspaper reports today that the UAW has begun training regional organizers [...]
  • UAW to picket dealers in bid to unionize 'transplant' sites in South Posted on: November 28, 2011
    By G. Chambers Williams III/The Tennessean As the United Auto Workers gears up to try to unionize foreign auto assembly plants in the South, the union has begun training regional organizers to focus on the dealerships of whichever automakers it decides to target. The union’s idea would be to use “informational picketing” aimed at “educating” [...]
  • Teachers unions decline Posted on: November 28, 2011
    By Julie Hubbard/The Tennessean Middle Tennessee educators are dropping their union memberships by the hundreds since state lawmakers wiped out teachers unions’ collective bargaining rights. In October 2010, about 1,150 Sumner County teachers paid union dues from school paychecks. Union membership has dropped to 650 or lower now, a school board attorney estimates. Metro Nashville [...]

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