NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top United Auto Workers official says a majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant.
Gary Casteel, a Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW, tells The Associated Press that the cards include a statement about wanting to join VW's Global Works Council and supporting cooperative and collaborative relations with the company.
The 9-11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will preside over what’s become an annual 9-11 remembrance event at the Sheriff’s department offices.
The event begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, with a remembrance ceremony slated to begin at 6 p.m.
A number of area non-profits will have booths set up on the grounds. Proceeds from those booths will go to benefit the children of fallen soldiers through the Murfreesboro based charity A Soldier’s Child Foundation.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Firefighters from across Tennessee were in Nashville Sunday to participate in a 9-11 memorial rescue climb.
The climb commemorates the sacrifice made by the 343 New York Firefighters who lost their lives during the terror attacks on the Twin Towers September 11, 2001.
Firefighters in 60 pounds of gear climbed to the top of the 28 story Tennessee Tower a total of four times. Each of the 343 Tennessee firefighters participating represented one of the New York firefighters who died that day.
Tenn. communities spent millions repairing roads, bridges and other public infrastructure following the 2010 floods. FEMA and TEMA still owe local municipalities for many of those repairs.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- In the second part of WMOT’s follow up to the 2010 floods, we continue to look at why federal and state agencies owe counties, towns and cities all across Tennessee millions of dollars in recovery costs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s already reimbursed municipalities about $175 million dollars for more than 5,000 recovery projects. But more than three years after flood waters receded, FEMA still owes Tennessee communities roughly one dollar out of every four spent on repairs.
Flooded Tennessee homes as photographed in the spring of 2010 by a FEMA aerial survey team.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Soon after the spring 2010 floods devastated large portions of Tennessee, state lawmakers began to complain that disaster charities were moving too slowly in their efforts to aid survivors. In 2011, legislators passed a law requiring charities to file regular reports detailing how donated funds were being spent.
However, there were other recovery purse strings lawmakers failed to hold as tightly. Communities all across Tennessee are still owed millions of disaster recovery dollars by state and federal agencies.