Sore Losermen: Desperate UAW wants a do-over on VW workers' rejection of union

__PLACEHOLDER____PLACEHOLDER__The United Auto Workers Union refuses to accept that "no means no," when Volkswagen workers reject their $7 million campaign to impose a union on the Chattanooga assembly plant. Tom Raum and Erik Schelzig of AP report: The United Auto Workers on Friday challenged last week's close vote by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected the UAW's bid to represent them. In an appeal filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the union asserted that "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" had swayed the election. In particular, the appeal took aim at Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican and former Chattanooga mayor, who suggested that a "no" vote would lead a Volkswagen expansion in the state. The UAW bid was defeated in a 712-626 vote, even though the German company generally is considered labor-friendly. There is absolutely no basis in labor law for the NLRB to order a re-vote.  Kevin Drawbaugh...(Read Full Post)

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