Thursday, October 10, 2013

New York Times, October 6, 2013, Sunday

New York Times

October 6, 2013, Sunday

New York Times (full article)

At a Nissan Plant in Mississippi, a Battle to Shape the U.A.W.'s future

 U.A.W. leaders acknowledge that under American law, the Volkswagen plant would need to be unionized first. Some U.A.W. officials are urging Volkswagen to recognize the union based on a majority of cards they say have been signed. But corporate-backed groups like the Workplace Fairness Institute favor an election with secret ballots.

“There’s a lot of pressure on VW to recognize the union,” said Lowell Turner, a professor of international labor relations at Cornell. “Something like 61 out of its 62 plants worldwide have unions and works councils. The only one that doesn’t is Chattanooga.”