The United Auto Workers surprised even its biggest backers in Tennessee Monday morning when it suddenly withdrew its objections to a failed union vote at Volkswagen.
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The United Auto Workers wants to delay hearings into whether Republican politicians swayed a union vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. New documents show the state had $300 million in government incentives riding on what happened there.
Three workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant have sued the automaker in federal court. They accuse the company of aiding the United Auto Workers in a failed unionization effort, and they hope to keep the company from doing it again.
The Tennessean Republican says two members of the NLRB should resign immediately, after a court ruling found their appointment unconstitutional.
A complaint from the National Labor Relations Board that discourages Boeing from making planes in South Carolina could also hurt manufacturing in Tennessee, the way Lamar Alexander sees it. The Republican Senator introduced legislation Thursday that aims to protect right-to-work laws, which prevent workers from being required to join a union.