As expected, UAW asks NLRB for a Tennessee do-over for VW plant
|By Mark Tapscott; Mark Tapscott, Executive Editor|
As the Washington Examiner's editorial page predicted
The do-over demand became inevitable when the
The German car company had done everything it could to assist the UAW's effort and right up to the last moment before workers started casting ballots, even opponents of union expected the first unionized foreign auto plant in the South would be approved.
A novel concept
In its objection, UAW officials charged that "'a coordinated and widely-publicized coercive campaign' to deprive 'workers of their federally-protected right' to 'support and select the UAW as their exclusive representative,'" according to the Journal.
The union was especially upset by Sen.
A perfect laboratory
Even so, there are NLRB precedents, beginning in the 1948 General Shoe case, in which the labor board has held that a representation election must occur in as nearly laboratory perfect conditions as possible to insure the undiluted will of the workers is expressed.
But, as the Journal points out, it's difficult to conceive of a more perfect laboratory for the UAW to win such an election:
Prediction: The NLRB will grant the do-over and the UAW will lose the second vote by an even larger margin than it did the first.
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