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UAW Withdraws Objections to Volkswagen Election

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Just before the NLRB hearing about the UAW objections to the VW election was to start, the UAW withdrew its objections to its 712-626 defeat in the February 2014 election. Thus, the UAW ended its legal battle to overturn the election results.   The UAW stated that pursing its objections would take months… Continue Reading

UAW Files Objections to VW Vote

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Seeking to set aside its loss, the UAW filed formal objections to the VW election with the NLRB. The UAW alleges interference with the NLRB election process by third parties. The UAW requests that the NLRB set aside its 712-626 loss in the February 14 election and conduct another secret-ballot election. The UAW has until… Continue Reading

VW Workers Reject the UAW

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer By a vote of 712 to 626, the VW workers in Chattanooga rejected UAW representation. The defeat leaves the UAW in a precarious state. The UAW was hoping to use a victory at VW as momentum for its campaigns at Nissan in Canton, Mississippi, and at Mercedes Benz in Vance, Alabama. Instead, the UAW finds… Continue Reading

VW’s Agreement for a UAW Election

Posted in Union Organizing
By Al Kinzer Voting begins at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, and the polls close at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14. By 11:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Chattanooga will know whether the UAW has been certified as the exclusive union representing the Volkswagen workers at its Chattanooga plant. VW has done a lot for… Continue Reading

UAW Set to Increase Membership Dues

Posted in Unions
By Al Kinzer At its June 2014 Convention, the UAW is set to increase its minimum membership dues to 2½ hours of pay per month. Since 1967, the UAW’s minimum membership dues have been set at 2 hours of pay per month. The UAW’s financial woes have been coming for years. In 1979, the UAW had… Continue Reading

UAW Principles for a “Fair” Union Election

Posted in Union Organizing
With card check recognition all but dead, the UAW is trying to take matters into its own hands in re-writing rules for union elections. A couple of months ago, UAW President Bob King stated the following during an auto industry speech about the “Free Choice Act” and his notions for principles for fair union elections: While… Continue Reading