By Michael Barone | 02/19/14 02:58 PM
It is 611 miles from the United Auto Workers headquarters in Detroit to Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. It's a long day's drive, about 10 hours almost entirely on Interstate 75, but it turned out too be to far for the UAW.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/19/14 02:41 PM
Ten union members of Ironworkers Local 401 union in Philadelphia were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy, extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault under federal racketeering statutes. According to the FBI indictment, members of the union ganged up in "goon squads" to...
02/18/14 05:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has reached a deal with one of the 150 municipal unions whose members worked under an expired contract, but he warned that the successful negotiation may not pave the way for other labor agreements. A deal was struck with the small...
By Eric Schelzig | 02/18/14 08:42 AM
Now that workers have rejected the UAW in a close vote, attention turns to whether the GOP can fulfill its promises that keeping the union out means more jobs will come rolling in, the next great chapter in the flourishing of foreign auto makers in the South.
By Washington Examiner | 02/16/14 06:15 PM
Imagine an election where only one side was allowed to air campaign ads and your boss strongly hinted that it would be better for your future if you voted for that side. That was pretty much the situation workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant faced last week when they voted on the...
By Bloomberg News | 02/15/14 01:21 PM
Rhode Island officials and union leaders said they reached a deal to settle challenges to public pension-overhaul laws aimed at strengthening one of the U.S.’s most underfunded retirement programs.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 12:06 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential teachers union endorsed state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the Republican primary for Illinois governor on Friday, calling him "a true friend" of public education and promising needed support from thousands of members throughout the state. The Illinois Education...
By Sean Higgins | 02/15/14 11:28 AM
Employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, rejected the United Auto Workers' bid to organize their plant Friday, dealing a major blow to Big Labor's hopes to develop inroads to the traditionally union-averse South. The rejection was surprising because VW officials had tacitly...
By Michael Barone | 02/15/14 11:18 AM
It's official: The United Auto Workers lost the representation vote at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant. The cleverly named nooga.com has the story. The vote was close: 89 percent of workers voted, and they rejected the union by a 712-626 vote. What's remarkable about this is that the company...
02/14/14 10:15 PM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have rejected the United Auto Workers union. The 712 to 626 vote is a devastating blow to the union and its efforts to organize other Southern plants run by foreign automakers. About 1,500 workers were eligible to vote...
By Sean Higgins | 02/14/14 12:14 PM
Always re-read before you hit that send button. If a staffer at Raise Michigan, a liberal coalition dedicated to hiking the minimum wage in the Wolverine State, had done that, the group would not have sent out a press release with a quote attributed simply to "WORKER." That happened Monday,...
By David Koenig | 02/14/14 08:20 AM
The CEO of American Eagle says the American Airlines regional affiliate will be a different outfit that does less flying after leaders of the pilots' union rejected a contract offer.
02/13/14 03:14 PM
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Tuesday with a credit services company and its president to resolve allegations it used deceptive advertisements to target union members. The Dallas-based Union Workers Credit...
By Michelle Malkin | 02/12/14 11:01 AM
Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The "Hope" and "Change" hits just keep on coming.
02/11/14 06:45 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detroit's troubles have been front and center in the heavy campaign by union opponents seeking to dissuade workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. assembly plant from voting for representation by the United Auto Workers. Billboards near the Chattanooga plant have linked the...
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