On Friday evening, the National Labor Relations Board counted the ballots cast by more than 1,500 hourly Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, TN. For the second time in five years, the VW workers narrowly rejected the United Auto Workers with 833 against to 776 voting for representation.
Here are many of the articles written since Friday (with and without biased reporting).
CNN: “The VW plant in Chattanooga was one of the UAW’s better opportunities to win a vote at a transplant factory.” [More.]
New York Times: “Our employees have spoken,” the plant’s chief executive, Frank Fischer, said in a statement. [More.]
LUR: FOILED AGAIN: Scandal-Plagued UAW Loses 2nd Plant-Wide Vote At VW
Truthout: “It was a bad sign. On the day voting began at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the shift change suddenly turned blue.” [More.]
NewsChannel9: “Those who voted yes were hoping the union would give them negotiating rights when it comes to mandatory overtime.” [More.]
NewsChannel9: “It’s a mix of emotions that range from being ecstatic to disliking.. the outcome of the final vote for Volkswagen Chattanooga…to not become a union.” [More.]
Times Free Press: Southern Momentum lauds VW vote outcome
After losing union vote, UAW calls for new labor laws
Truth About Cars: “Weeks and months of acrimony, ads, accusations, and other seemingly unavoidable aspects of union organizing led to a narrow win for the no-union side. As before, Southern auto plants remain just beyond the grasp of the UAW.” [More.]
Times Free Press: Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize VW
The Auto Channel: “The UAW today called on Congress to take a comprehensive look at the country’s labor laws and NLRB rules that made it almost impossible for Volkswagen workers to form a union.” [More.]
LaborPains: ‘Sour Grapes’ As VW Workers Again Reject UAW
HuffPost: “The election results this week do little to change the narrative of the UAW’s struggles in the South.” [More.]