Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam Tries to Quash UAW Subpoenas

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 02:09 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials are petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to quash subpoenas issued by the United Auto Workers union, The Tennessean reports.

The UAW hopes to grill the governor, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, and others next week in its challenge of the results of an election on whether to unionize a Volkswagen plant, claiming the politicians interfered.

In February, auto workers voted 712-626 to reject joining the UAW.

The petition, filed Thursday by State Attorney General Bob Cooper, asks that the subpoenas be voided.

"The union's subpoenas … serve only to harass the petitioners and their various office staff; compliance would most certainly disrupt state operations," the petition reads.

"The scope and breadth of the subpoenas … are far beyond what is necessary or appropriate."

Corker has said he will skip the hearing.

"The union's subpoenas … serve only to harass the petitioners and their various office staff; compliance would most certainly disrupt state operations," the petition reads.

"The scope and breadth of the subpoenas … are far beyond what is necessary or appropriate."

Todd Womack, Corker's chief of staff, told The Tennessean: "Everyone understands that after a clear defeat, the UAW is trying to create a sideshow."

In February, Corker defended wading into a labor union organizing campaign, saying it would have been irresponsible to remain silent about possible production plans at the automaker's facility related to the union vote.

He said he had had "conversations" that led him to believe that if VW employees voted against representation by the UWA at the plant, "Volkswagen will announce in the coming weeks that it will manufacture its new midsize SUV here in Chattanooga."

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Wash. Examiner's York: Will Obama Defy Congress on Gitmo?

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 22:33 PM

President Barack Obama is again talking about closing the U.S. terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, whic . . .

Jan Brewer on Obama: 'Not Very Nice' and 'Big Disappointment'

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 22:26 PM

Outgoing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointed another finger at President Barack Obama in an interview Monday. Brewer, a Repu . . .

House Oversight Panel to DHS: White House Needs Better Fence

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 20:10 PM

House lawmakers are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for details on how his department is going to boost . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved