DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — The 1500 workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga begin voting today on whether or not to choose the United Auto Workers Union to represent them.
If the UAW does gain access to the plant, the German facility will be the first foreign care builder in the American south to have union representation.
Controversy has swirled around this week’s vote for months, with the entire leadership of Tennessee’s Republican leadership, from the governor on down, strongly urging plant workers to reject union representation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee teachers say the state has gone too far in using student test scores to assess their performance since winning the $500 million Race to the Top federal education grant competition in 2010.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A coalition of media organizations has filed a lawsuit against the city of Nashville to force release of records in the investigation of charges that four former Vanderbilt football players raped an unconscious fellow student last summer.
Media organizations, including the Tennessean and The Associated Press, filed the suit after city officials refused to turn over the materials. The city says they are not open to the public.