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NLRB Should Not Grant A New UAW Election

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
Source: 
The Tennessean

Professor William B. Gould weighs in on whether Republican Sen. Bob Corker interfered with a February vote to determine if the United Auto Workers union could represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. 

When I see something in the community, I am going to stand up and express my opinion,” the increasingly outspoken Sen. Bob Corker said last week in reaction to criticism over his comments about union elections at his pet mayoral project, the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

But, according to the federal rules that govern union elections, the Republican senator probably interfered with the February vote to determine if the United Auto Workers union could represent workers.

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The Clinton-era chairman of the NLRB, Stanford law professor William B. Gould IV, thinks the union has a good argument that Corker “interfered with a free and fair election.

“I think the union has a very strong case,” he said.