Uber Drivers Linked to Teamsters

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:49 am - Permalink

Uber drivers in Los Angeles are the newest target for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 986. Drivers who were frustrated with the company’s lack of communication have asked for the assistance from the union. In a press release by PR Newsire it was reported that:

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NLRB Recess Appointments are Unconstitutional

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:47 am - Permalink

The Supreme Court on Wednesday June 26th ruled that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority in regards to recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), made in 2012. Politico quoted Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on the decision of court:

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UAW Poised to Gain Foothold in Alabama

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 10:42 am - Permalink

In the wake of the United Auto Workers union’s failed attempts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, many people believe the UAW has turned their attention to Vance, Alabama, home to the Mercedes-Benz plant.

However, Alabamians need to be aware that the UAW is making moves outside of Vance. This time they have called for a union vote at the Renosol Plant in Selma, Alabama for June 19th-20th .

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Breaking: German Labor Leader Threatens Chattanooga VW Workers

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:25 am - Permalink

“Let me say this to our enemies,” Patta thundered. “We will go on... We will not be beaten!”  

A German labor leader threatened Volkswagen's Chattanooga workers at the United Auto Workers' (UAW) convention in Detroit last week.

Frank Patta, general secretary of Volkswagen’s Global Group Works Council, told the assembled union delegates that the UAW will prevail eventually in Chattanooga:

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Teacher Tenure Gets Failing Grade in California

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Permalink

Nine students’ challenged the California teacher tenure system and won on Tuesday.

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Patterson: Driving the UAW out of the South

Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 9:27 am - Permalink

CWF's Matt Patterson wrote for the Washington Times yesterday explaining some of the troubles the UAW is facing in the South. Stating that: 

Last February, though, VW employees rejected the union in a secret-ballot vote, 712-626. Now comes more bad news for UAW bosses: Their supporters in Alabama are telling them to go back to Detroit.

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Meet the New Boss: Obama Buddy Elected President of the UAW

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 9:42 am - Permalink

Dennis Williams has been elected as the new president for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Williams, who previously served as the secretary-treasurer for the UAW, was elected June 4th at the union’s 36th Constitutional Convention in Detroit.

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UAW Constitutional Convention: Where Labor Isn’t all They Do

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

This week Detroit hosts the 36th Constitutional Convention for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Delegates at the Convention will elect a new President at the end of the week, as current President Bob King’s term expires. They will pass resolutions, elect people to new posts such as Vice President and so- forth. Tuesday June 3rd, delegates even raised UAW dues for first time in 47 years.

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