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What the VW Vote says about the state of the UAW

The United Auto Workers Union was handed a major defeat last week when workers at a Chattanooga VW plant refused to organize under the union’s banner.   noch 803 Wörter


Auto Workers Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant

Volkswagen workers rejected the UAW by a vote of 712 to 626

By  Neal E. Boudette
The Wall Street Journal

Frank Fischer, the chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, left, and Gary Casteel, a regional director for the United Auto Workers, hold a press conference at the Chattanooga, Tenn., facility on Feb. noch 1.423 Wörter

German Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a convention of the German metal workers’ union IG Metall in Frankfurt, Nov.25.

Pro-growth union action

“IG Metall Wins 5.6 Percent Pay Increase in Bavaria – Bloomberg”

Finnish unions should aim for significant increases in order to safeguard domestic demand.


Vesti bune pentru lucratorii din Industria Metalica, Electrica si Electronica

Dupa a 4-a runda de negocieri purtate intre angajatorii Germani si sindicatul IG Metall, s-a ajuns la un consens privind marirea tarifelor salariale din industrie. noch 77 Wörter

Probleme Sociale

PV Magazine reports about Solar Bankers' interest in Bosch Solar Energy

Taken from PV Magazine, “Solar Bankers interested in Bosch’s German PV facility,” by Sandra Enkhardt, translated and edited by Becky Beetz, 4.26.2013.

Solar Bankers could take over Bosch’s photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Germany. noch 351 Wörter


IG Metall: Europe needs solidarity, not austerity

Early in December, IG Metall, Germany’s and the world’s largest trade union, hosted a conference in Berlin where trade unionists, academics, and politicians from 60 countries gathered to lay out alternatives to European austerity measures that have created such misery throughout the continent. noch 917 Wörter