Tennessee Anti-Union Billboard Has Spelling Mistake.

The Center for Worker Freedom, an offshoot of Grover  Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, has rented 13 billboards in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area urging workers to vote against the United Workers. There’s a little problem–a spelling error.

The election is set for Feb. 12-14 and will be supervised by the National Labor Relations Board,


Volkswagen workers call for an end to outside interference

United Autoworkers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Volkswagen workers from the Chattanooga, Tenn., facility called for an end to the interference in their election by outside special interest groups and politicians. The workers will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Feb. 12–14, 2014. Following the election announcement, special interest groups like the National Right to Work Committee, and Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform launched an intense campaign in Chattanooga, aimed at swaying the outcome of the vote.

“We feel very fortunate that Volkswagen has committed to remain neutral and let workers make this decision on our own,” said Volkswagen worker Chris Brown. “But it’s really unfair that people who don’t even work at Volkswagen are trying to influence our vote.” Continue reading

Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee to Vote on Forming First Works Council in U.S.

 by Kenneth Quinnell

Photo courtesy Karen Roe

On Feb. 12–14, workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen factory will vote to unionize. If successful, they plan to organize under the works council model that is common at the company’s factories outside the United States. Currently, the Tennessee location is the only major Volkswagen production facility in the world that does not have labor representation. Works councils enable workers to collaborate with management in improving the workplace and increasing company success. Continue reading