By Washington Examiner | 04/21/14 05:13 PM
United Auto Workers President Bob King's abrupt decision Monday to abandon his effort to overturn his union's defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant raises the question of how sincere the whole effort was in the first place.
By Michael Barone | 04/21/14 02:07 PM
In a surprise move today, the United Auto Workers dropped its effort to overturn the result of the Feb. 14 unionization election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
By Sean Higgins | 04/21/14 12:07 PM
In an abrupt turnabout, the United Auto Workers on Monday officially dropped their attempt to get the federal government to order a new organizing election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The union said that it was stymied by the refusal of state Republican officials to testify at...
By Sean Higgins | 04/18/14 12:06 PM
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill...
04/17/14 05:45 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others. The blast Wednesday at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen, about...
By Sean Higgins | 04/17/14 05:06 PM
Rep. George Miller, sent a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday demanding "all communications" between state government officials, Volkswagen and any "third parties" regarding any proposed state financial incentives relating to the German automaker's Chattanooga plant.
04/16/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington. Two House Democrats said Wednesday they will investigate whether Republicans in that state may have violated "or otherwise run afoul" of any federal laws ahead of a...
By Sean Higgins | 04/16/14 04:00 PM
Five employees of a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be allowed to participate in a National Labor Relations Board hearing on whether their February vote rejecting unionization should be voided and done over. The United Auto Workers, which lost the election then petitioned the board...
By Sean Higgins | 04/11/14 01:55 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...
By Sean Higgins | 04/10/14 05:44 PM
Twenty people, primarily Tennessee Republican officials and their staff members, were subpoenaed by the United Auto Workers Wednesday as part of the union's effort to reverse an organizing election at a Chattanooga Volkswagen plant it lost in February. The union said their testimony was needed...
04/09/14 05:15 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate is ready to vote on a $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July. The Senate Finance Committee voted 9-2 on Wednesday to advance the budget plan to a full Senate vote. The plan removes previously planned salary increases for...
By Associated Press | 04/07/14 08:44 AM
Legislative leaders are hoping to adopt Tennessee's annual spending plan as early as this week, clearing the way to the conclusion of the legislative session.
By Steven DuBois | 03/18/14 08:43 AM
Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:15 AM
If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack...
By Sean Higgins | 03/13/14 05:55 PM
Three workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday saying it must prevent the German auto company from providing any further assistance to the United Auto Workers in its efforts to organize the workers. The complaint is...
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