NLRB May Toss Worker Coercion Charges Against VW, Union

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 8:08 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's general counsel office recommended charges facing Volkswagen AG and the United Auto Workers union from employees of a Tennessee plant, who alleged the company and union tried strong-arming them into unionizing, should be dismissed, according to NLRB memos made public Thursday.

The NLRB said in a just-released Jan. 17 advice memo that the encouragement management gave the 1,550 employees at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to join the UAW wasn't illegal, since Volkswagen Group of America executives never threatened any reprisals or...
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