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    Report: UAW publishes 'Scab Report' in TN, worker retribution feared
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    A Tennessee UAW local has released a list singling out "scab" workers, raising concerns that union employees would seek retribution against non-union employees. UAW Local 1853 published the so-called "Scab Report" on some 40 employees at General Motors' Spring Hill, TN factory. Tennessee is a ...

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    Report: Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union
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    The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing ...

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    Report: Ford worker files for UAW dues refund, stirs right-to-work debate
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    Let's start with some history: Ford's Dearborn truck plant, part of the company's massive River Rouge complex, was the center of a strike in 1941 that led to Ford signing the first "closed shop" agreement in the industry. The agreement obliged every worker at the plant to be a dues-paying member ...

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    Report: UAW claims it's nearing majority at VW's Tennessee plant
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    After a rollercoaster push by the United Auto Workers to unionize the workforce at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN ended in defeat in February, the UAW may yet get its way. In July the labor organizer chartered UAW Local 42 based on volunteer participation of "any interested employees." At ...

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    Report: NLRB says Mercedes violated Alabama worker rights
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    Mercedes-Benz has run afoul of the National Labor Relations Board after an administrative judge ruled that the company violated organizing rights of workers at the company's Vance, AL factory, which builds the M-Class, GL-Class and the new C-Class. Judge Keltner Locke upheld the charge that MB ...

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    Report: Unifor may establish local union for Toyota's Canadian plants
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    Union tactics apparently translate across borders, as Canada's Unifor may take inspiration from the United Auto Workers' recent move at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, and establish a local for the Toyota factories in Cambridge and Woodstock. Unifor last attempted to organize the ...

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    Report: GM Korea employees approve strike
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    Think the UAW is the only labor union that's angling to give General Motors headaches in the near term? Guess again. GM employees in South Korea's highly unionized and strike-happy workforce have officially approved a strike action against the automaker as labor talks are set to begin. Of GM's ...

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    Report: UAW forming local union for VW Chattanooga workers
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    While the UAW was defeated in a February election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory, it wasn't enough to deter the union from future attempts at organizing the factory's labor force. According to The Tennessean, the UAW is set to announce the formation of a union local for the plant's ...

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    Report: New UAW boss Williams talks tough, vows 'no more concessions'
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    Dennis Williams, the newly elected president of the UAW, had some tough words for American automakers in his inauguration speech at the 2014 UAW Convention, striking down the possibility of any additional concessions from the 400,000-strong union. "No more concessions. We are tired of it. Enough ...

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    Official: Dennis Williams elected UAW president
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    Back in 2010, on the day that Bob King was elected president of the United Auto Workers, replacing Ron Gettelfinger, Dennis Williams was elected secretary-treasurer of the union. Last December, Williams was nominated to replace King when King's tenure concluded this month, and as of yesterday, ...

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    Official: Lego Mini Cooper coming in August [w/video]
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    Lego isn't just for kids anymore. A while back, the company cleverly realized that adults liked its connecting blocks as much as kids but wanted a more sophisticated project to take on. It offers a whole set of Expert models, including a wickedly cool Volkswagen Bus from a few years ago. Now, ...

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    Report: UAW approves first dues increase since 1967
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    For the first time in over 40 years, members of the UAW will be paying higher union dues. The passing of the controversial measure will see employees pay the equivalent of an extra half hour of pay each month ($7 to $14, depending on wage level), in addition to the two-hours-per-month rate that's ...

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    Report: UAW convention reignites talk of organizing VW Chattanooga plant
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    Well that didn't last long. It appears that the struggle by the United Auto Workers to unionize the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, is far from over, despite dropping its appeal of the failed vote to the National Labor Relations Board. This time it may even have renewed support coming from ...

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    Report: How the UAW could still organize VW's Chattanooga plant
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    The battle for the unionization of Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory is far from over. So say a number of labor experts who spoke to Reuters about the UAW and its failed bid to organize the factory's workers. This report comes barely a week after the union surprisingly dropped its appeal of the ...

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    Report: UAW calls on US State Department to help with Nissan plant
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    The United Auto Workers is calling for reinforcements in its ongoing battle with Nissan at the manufacturer's Canton, MS factory, where the Altima, Armada, Titan and NV (and eventually, the next Murano) are built. The union has been attempting to organize the employees at the factory for several ...

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    Report: VW using other manufacturing locations as leverage in battle with TN [w/video]
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    We've reached a new step in the ongoing drama at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN. The United Auto Workers recently dropped its opposition to the union vote and agreed that it wouldn't hold another ballot for at least a year. Now, the new question becomes where VW is going to build its ...

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    Report: UAW drops appeal of VW Tennessee unionization vote
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    The United Auto Workers' attempt to unionize Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN, factory may be off the table for a while. Since shortly after workers there rejected organizing, the UAW has been appealing to the National Labor Relations Board for another vote citing interference. Now, the union has ...

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    Read This: Did hard feelings between GM and Delphi contribute to ignition-switch woes?
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    The Detroit News has lodged another exhibit in the attempt to reconstruct how General Motors used an ignition switch part that might not have met the company's own standards, citing acrimonious relations between it and parts supplier Delphi just after the turn of the millennium. The short story ...

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    Followup: UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike
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    UAW members have voted nearly unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike at the General Motors factory in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Chevrolet Corvette. As we explained yesterday, though, just because the plants 800 workers have authorized a walkout doesn't mean a strike is a sure ...

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    Report: UAW to vote on strike at Kentucky Corvette plant [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Here's the official statement on the Bowling Green strike authorization, from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel: "The strike authorization vote at the Corvette plant is over local union issues. A strike authorization vote is simply a vote to get membership approval if a strike is deemed ...

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