With the UAW filing for a new election at Volkswagen today after the National Labor Relations Board and a new election date to be set within months, the stakes are set for one of the largest showdowns in labor history.
So far, Payday has lead all national publication; filing 12 stories on the Battle in Chattanooga and even scored an exclusive interview with the notorious union buster Rick Berman on how he plans to defeat the UAW at VW.
As a labor reporter, there has been no story that I have been more obsessed with in my entire career than the struggle of workers at Chattanooga.
I was there when they narrowly lost by only 43 votes in 2014. I moved down there in 2016 for a year while working on my book “The Labor Reporter’s Panic”, which focuses heavily on the fallout and fightback of Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga.
Over a period of 5 years, I’ve written over 30 articles on the struggle of Volkswagen workers for justice in Chattanooga.
I can’t tell you how bad as a labor reporter I wanna be in this fight, but I need to pay bills in order to do it.
Doing the type of in-depth coverage here at Payday that can’t be found elsewhere in the corporate media means putting off freelance assignments that help me pay bills. Donate today
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