Whistlin’ Dixie

Remember when the Auto Workers Local 42 organized 164 skilled workers at Volkswagen in December? Remember before that when they lost the bigger election at Volkswagen Chattanooga 626 to 712? And then, even though it’s “illegal” to pursue another election at the same...
When In Trouble, Ask For A Raise

When In Trouble, Ask For A Raise

Despite Volkswagen’s lagging profit margins and potential $46 billion dollar fine for its U.S. emissions scandal, union leaders at IG Metall (Germany’s largest union) are asking for a 4.5 to 5 percent wage increase in upcoming contract negotiations. Meanwhile, in an...
Phil on UAW Win at Volkswagen

Phil on UAW Win at Volkswagen

In a Times Free Press article, published yesterday, Phil addresses the question: “What does the UAW vote mean for VW and auto manufacturing across the country?” His response addresses the fact that UAW’s fight is not over. The determining factor in...