Skip to comments.UAW suddenly retreats from fight at Tennessee VW plant
Posted on 04/21/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT by mdittmar
(Reuters) - The United Auto Workers, surprising even its supporters, on Monday abruptly withdrew its legal challenge to a union organizing vote that it lost at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February.
Just an hour before the start of a National Labor Relations Board hearing on the challenge, the union dropped its case, casting a cloud over its long and still unsuccessful push to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the U.S. South.
VW workers due to testify in the NLRB hearing were already at the courthouse in downtown Chattanooga when they heard the news, which left lawyers in the hearing room wondering how to proceed.
UAW President Bob King, whose term expires in June, had vowed four years ago to successfully bring the union into a foreign-owned Southern plant. Three years ago, he said that unless the union was able to do so, its future was in jeopardy.
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I think they heard about the counter-suit by the workers that VW and UAW colluded to put the union in place...
They’ve probably been given the OK to move on to terror tactics.
Maybe they knew they had a loser of a case?
"Improperly influenced"? Sounds like union-speak for: "these poor working guys don't really know whats good for 'em..."
Opposing opinion is always anathema to the left.
Wink from Holder. Maybe the courts can just “fix” it. For the kids, women and “po” folks, y’know.
Backhoe spotted at the Meadowlands?
Maybe they couldn't find the workers they wanted.
Maybe they couldn’t find the workers they wanted.
Or the union thugs couldn’t get the judge they wanted?
Yup. I know the employees filed a complaint and were looking into legal action. Gut feeling is they decided this was not the place to legislate in a union.
Unions filing losing law suits makes them much weaker financially; they want to save their money so they can throw it away, in the coming elections; supporting loser Democrats.
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