Month – December 2015

VOLKSWAGEN SKILLED TRADES EMPLOYEES VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY FOR UAW LOCAL 42

OFFICIALS APPLAUD WORKERS ‘COURAGE AND PERSISTENCE,’
URGE VOLKSWAGEN TO RESPECT DECISION CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Skilled trades employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant have voted overwhelmingly to designate UAW Local 42 as their representative for the purpose of initiating collective bargaining. In a two-day election on Thursday and Friday, 152 skilled trades employees cast ballots. The National Labor Relations […]

Coal Baron Don Blankenship Convicted of Conspiring to Commit Mine Safety Violations

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, was found guilty of conspiring to commit mine safety violations on Thursday in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. However, Blankenship was found not guilty of making false statements to federal regulators in the aftermath of the 2010 explosion at a Massey-owned mine in West Virginia. […]