UAW Quietly Tips The Scales At VW Chattanooga, On Track To Unionize

UAW president Bob King met with VW officials in Germany two weeks ago. The company acknowledged talks with the union in a letter to employees this week. Credit: John Davis / UAW Local 2195
UAW president Bob King met with VW officials in Germany two weeks ago. The company acknowledged talks with the union in a letter to employees this week. Credit: John Davis / UAW Local 2195

A majority of the workers at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant have signed cards signaling they want union representation, according to the United Auto Workers. But so far, the UAW isn’t rushing the global automaker to meet them at a negotiating table. (more…)

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Obama Admits He’s Not That Popular In Tennessee

President Obama mentioned several times how impressed he was with Amazon's operation, calling the Chattanooga fulfillment center the "North Pole of the South" because of how busy it gets at Christmas time. Credit: Ian Skotte / Tullahoma News
President Obama mentioned several times how impressed he was with Amazon’s operation, calling the Chattanooga fulfillment center the “North Pole of the South” because of how busy it gets at Christmas time. Credit: Ian Skotte / Tullahoma News

President Obama told a crowded Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga Tuesday that he was glad to be back in Tennessee. He’s made public appearances in the state only a time or two since taking office. (more…)

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President’s Visit To Chattanooga Becomes Predictably Partisan

Supporters are planning to greet President Obama with signs along the route to the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga. Here, the President waves to dignitaries in Costa Rica earlier this year. Credit: Pete Souza / White House
Supporters are planning to greet President Obama with signs along the route to the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga. Here, the President waves to dignitaries in Costa Rica earlier this year. Credit: Pete Souza / White House

Tennessee’s top Republicans are giving the cold shoulder to President Obama as he makes a rare visit to the state. Governor Bill Haslam’s office says he decided to keep his scheduled appointments Tuesday rather than travel to Chattanooga. (more…)

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