The United Auto Workers (UAW) is celebrating a rare win among Southern auto plants, after a small unit of maintenance workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to unionize. The unit makes up only 12% of the 1,400 production and maintenance workers, and they voted 108-44 in favor of the UAW. VW is
VW Aftermath – Factors Still Favor Non-Union South
Much speculation abounds regarding why workers at the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Chattanooga rejected the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) in a recent vote. Factors appeared to be aligning in favor of the UAW, such as
- Statements of support for the union from VW representatives in Germany.
- Access to the plant for union organizers.
- Promise of a “works council” type approach to unionization.
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“Jury Duty” Includes Commuting Time to Court
By Tim K. Garrett on
Most Tennessee employers are required to pay employees their “usual compensation” for jury duty. But, what time is included in the phrase “jury duty” for the purpose of paying employees who serve?
That question was the subject of a recent Tennessee Attorney General opinion. The Attorney General clarified that, under Tennessee law, jury duty…