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UAW Asks NLRB to Void Union Loss at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant
breitbart.com ^ | 2/22/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 02/22/2014 8:40:43 AM PST by ColdOne

The United Auto Workers (UAW) filed a legal challenge late Friday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to the certification of the organizing vote it lost last Friday at Volkswagen's auto plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The challenge was submitted just hours before the seven day post-election filing deadline expired.

On Tuesday, attorney Joseph Farelli, a nationally recognized labor law expert, told Breitbart News the UAW would have little chance of success if it filed a challenge to NLRB certification of the election. "I don't think the NLRB is willing to break new ground and state the conduct of a third party is sufficient to void the outcome of the election."

As Farelli explained, labor law on the grounds for filing a challenge to an NLRB certification of an organizing election is very clear.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Germany; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: automakers; chattanooga; germany; josephfarelli; nlrb; tennessee; uaw; unions; unionthugs; volkswagen; vw

1 posted on 02/22/2014 8:40:43 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The UAW need some attention via baseball bat.

Thugs understand that approach.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 8:44:18 AM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry

It’s time for some real southerners to once again send the unions goons back home with a bloody nose.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 8:48:52 AM PST by ohioman
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To: ColdOne
As Farelli explained, labor law on the grounds for filing a challenge to an NLRB certification of an organizing election is very clear.

The clarity of the law has never stopped Obama's people from doing what they want. I'm worried.

4 posted on 02/22/2014 8:49:18 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ColdOne
labor law on the grounds for filing a challenge to an NLRB certification of an organizing election is very clear.

And whining, kicking and screaming because you lost is not sufficient grounds.

However, given the Left leaning makeup of the NLRB, I would not be surprised if they did what the UAW is asking.

5 posted on 02/22/2014 8:50:41 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Or an executive order in 10...9...8...7...


6 posted on 02/22/2014 8:52:24 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler
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To: G Larry

I have a question. Let’s say the Obama loaded MLRB finds some obscure reason to overturn the election. I am assuming they cannot award victory to the Union but can only order a new election. My question(s)are:

1. Is there recourse to stop this from happening (revote) and if so how is it done? Does it go to a local Court and begin it’s journey to higher courts on each appeal by the Union if they lose?

2. In a secret ballot I am assuming the ballots are not including the voters name. If true how does the Union hope to change votes? How would they even begin to know who to go to in order to change their vote?


7 posted on 02/22/2014 8:52:47 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: ColdOne

The outcome is already determined.

The Holderdork will make sure of that.

The only recourse is to not buy VWs...which, given their low reliability, makes them ideal UAW products anyway.

To bad, because they are good machines...when they work.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:46 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 9:01:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ohioman

They really don’t need to be sent back home.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:02:07 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: ColdOne

Remember Obama telling the GOP, “I won” and the Democrats using the “voters spoke” in their defense of the liberal agenda?


11 posted on 02/22/2014 9:02:40 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: billyboy15

Remember early on in Obamas first term when the unions were lobbying to do away with the secret vote?


12 posted on 02/22/2014 9:04:05 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: G Larry

Their own acronym THUGS
Those
Helpful
Union
GuyS

THUGS


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:05:29 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: wiggen

Yes I do. Do you think the NLRB can actually order how the votes would be cast?

What about my other question about an appeal to the decision of the NLRB should they call for another vote?


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:07:36 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: ColdOne

Wow! I never saw that coming. /sar


15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:09:34 AM PST by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

The UAW is emboldened due to all of Obama’s crimes. The time is ripe for them. I hate unions but have to admit that I belong to one. I work at a closed shop and have no other choice.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:09:37 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ColdOne

“And I’m taking my ball and I’m going to go home and tell my Mom!”


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:12:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: billyboy15

“If true how does the Union hope to change votes?”

I arrived at my first job just after a unionization effort where people against the union had their car’s paint destroyed and lost (in some cases) so many sets of tires they were forced to quit. Apparently what happened was employees in favor either did the deeds themselves or reported the non-union talk to union thugs.

You can bet if there’s a re-vote the union will send in its muscle.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:24 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: ColdOne

Sounds like the Olympic Gold medal basketball game 40 years ago where the refs kept replaying the last few seconds until the Soviets won.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:23:54 AM PST by AU72
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To: ColdOne

You knew it was coming. Liberals can never take NO for an answer.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:33:18 AM PST by IronJack
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To: ColdOne

How uncommon in the age of Obama. When a vote doesn’t go your way run to the feds. When the feds don’t go your way, run to the courts. When the courts don’t go your way, burn the building to the ground. When burning the building to the ground doesn’t work go judge shopping until you find one that votes in your favor.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 9:40:16 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: ColdOne

If I remember correctly did not Volkswagen allow the UAW into the plant and talk to the workers? Seems to me the UAW were the ones doing the coersion/thuggery.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 9:41:01 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ColdOne

The mafia and organized crime lives!


23 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:15 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: G Larry

-——The UAW need some attention via baseball bat——

Yes they do.

It was Senator Corker that swung the bat that left the mark that will last forever


24 posted on 02/22/2014 10:01:01 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: billyboy15

they’d have to state some irregularity to revote i imagine. Of course the govt can make any claim they wish so its possible.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 10:03:06 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ColdOne

They either keep recounting, voting or litigating until they ‘win’. It’s the MarxoFascist/Democrat/Socialist/Union way.

They’re going to force their way whether the people want it or not, whether the people vote against it or not.

Truly the ONLY thing such people understand is brute force and the threat of force. The law and the will of the people mean nothing to them.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 10:05:58 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ColdOne
The NRLB, a communists arm of the King Obama empire, will win for the Union. We are a communists controlled Nation and see no opposition to the takeover.
27 posted on 02/22/2014 10:29:46 AM PST by Logical me
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To: ColdOne

Just like the RATs, can’t win at the ballot box then take it to a controlled court.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 10:46:51 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: ColdOne

Gee, they complain about a senator’s comments yet the union had the President speaking on their behalf. Seems to me Obama’s comments were far more damaging and the results should stand. I’ve already sworn off GM products despite my love for Corvettes and will add VW to the list (drove a VW for over 30 years and was considering a return to them) if they go union. This government interference in forcing a progressive agenda must be stopped, both in business and individual matters.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 10:55:07 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Organic Panic

Yes, it’s exactly how they’ve overturned referundums that didn’t go their way. They’re all about the “will of the people” until it opposes their will.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 12:12:57 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: billyboy15

No, Obama’s illegally appointed NLRB WILL overturn the results.

Will simply accuse the “no votes” of having been unduly influenced by politicians, and since VW doesn’t mind, they’ll be declared a union shop.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 3:51:40 PM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry

Are you an attorney? I do understand the NLRB can order another vote but you seem to be saying they can actually hand the victory to the union without even a new vote. Is that so and if it is can you tell me where you found that info because I cannot.

Thanks


32 posted on 02/23/2014 8:00:18 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: billyboy15

LOL!

Are you really asking whether Obama and the NLRB would dare to act outside the law?

This would only be about the 177th time they’ve acted by fiat, outside the law.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 8:54:32 AM PST by G Larry
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