VW Workers' Case Tests Anti-Union Take On Bribery Law

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A group of anti-union workers' challenge to an election agreement between the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. could be an important litmus test for the theory that neutrality agreements between employers and unions run afoul of an anti-bribery provision in federal labor law, lawyers say.

Richard Burton and two other VW workers, backed by the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, are urging a Tennessee federal judge to rule that the “organizing assistance” VW agreed to provide the union under a...
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