United Auto Workers http://apr.org en After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs? http://apr.org/post/after-uaw-defeat-can-gop-fulfill-promise-jobs Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the days leading up to last week's vote. Workers rejected the United Auto Workers in a close vote, so attention turns now to whether the GOP can fulfill its promises that keeping the union out means more jobs will come rolling in. Regardless of what political consequences, if any, Republicans would face if that fails to happen, the Volkswagen vote established a playbook for denying the UAW its goal of expanding into foreign-owned plants in the region. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:24:31 +0000 Associated Press 46959 at http://apr.org After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs? Unions Work to Organize Workers at Ala. Auto Plant http://apr.org/post/unions-work-organize-workers-ala-auto-plant <P>A major union is trying to organize workers at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant near Tuscaloosa.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports that the United Auto Workers has created a website -- <A href="http://www.apr.org/uawvance.com"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>uawvance.com</FONT></U></A> -- targeting workers at the plant in Vance.</P> <P><A href="http://www.apr.org/Al.com"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>Al.com</FONT></U></A> reports that the UAW is trying to organize workers at the 3,000-employee plant in an effort supported by the German union IG Metall.</P> <P>Felyicia Jerald, a spokeswoman for the plant, Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:15:46 +0000 The Associated Press 28635 at http://apr.org Unions Work to Organize Workers at Ala. Auto Plant