tennessee http://michiganradio.org en UAW awaits answer on intimidation claims at VW plant http://michiganradio.org/post/uaw-awaits-answer-intimidation-claims-vw-plant <p>It has been a little over a month since a closely watched vote at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. By a very close margin, hourly workers at the plant said no to having the UAW represent them.</p><p>But that is not the end of things at the VW plant. The UAW appealed the results of the National Labor Relations Board, because of what the union calls a campaign of intimidation by outsiders, including an apparent promise from Tennessee's senator – a promise that has yet to materialize.&nbsp;</p><p>Detroit News Washington Bureau Chief David Shepardson&nbsp;joins us today.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:28:53 +0000 Stateside Staff 16872 at http://michiganradio.org UAW awaits answer on intimidation claims at VW plant UAW claims coercion, appeals 'no' vote at Tennessee auto plant http://michiganradio.org/post/uaw-claims-coercion-appeals-no-vote-tennessee-auto-plant <p>The United Auto Workers is blaming outside interference for its defeat this month in a union election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.</p><p></p><p>The UAW filed an appeal of that vote today with the National Labor Relations Board.</p><p></p><p>In the days leading up to the vote, numerous Tennessee politicians threatened to kill millions of dollars of state incentives for an expansion of the plant if the workers voted to unionize.</p><p></p><p>In the end, plant workers voted down the union by a narrow margin.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:21:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 16555 at http://michiganradio.org UAW claims coercion, appeals 'no' vote at Tennessee auto plant