UAW walks away from NLRB challenge

Via Blake Farmer at WPLN, the UAW has dropped its National Labor Relations Board challenge over the organizing vote at the Chattanooga plant, calling the process flawed.

Casteel calls the National Labor Relations Board review a “toothless tiger.” He points to one other time the UAW was able to get a new election that way. It took six years.

SEE ALSO: Coverage from the Times Free Press and ThinkProgress

Apr 21, 2014 8:18 AM

'Critic-in-chief'

For a man not given to all the trappings of political theater, Lamar Alexander has jumped on the NLRB with two feet, almost as if it's an election year and he's running in a right-to-work state with a strong anti-union streak.

Apr 21, 2014 6:26 AM

Open-carry was a shocker

The open-carry vote took the lieutenant governor aback:

“I was caught a little off guard,” said Ramsey. “I’m standing on the dais. What do I do?”

Well, he voted for the bill (SB2424), which would allow anyone who can legally own a firearm to carry it openly without a handgun permit. It passed 25-2 on April 8 with the only two no votes coming from Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney of Jackson and Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown.

“Let me assure you, there were many of our members who (were thinking), did that really just pass?,” said Ramsey. “That was one of the most interesting votes I’ve ever seen on the Senate floor: relatively little debate and I think that bill does deserve better debate.

“I feel like the carry-permit system we have now is a good one, that we have a bright line between the good guys and the bad guys, so to speak,” Ramsey said.

Apr 21, 2014 6:23 AM

Sincerest form of flattery and all that

Citing a think-tank type, Duane Gang of The Tennessean, writing for USA Today, reports other states will be keeping an eye on Tennessee's free community college program.

Apr 21, 2014 6:21 AM

DA Candidates On The Airwaves With Ads

Via Pith, Glenn Funk's massive fundraising advantage over Diane Lance and Rob McGuire has translated huge advantage in TV ads as well.

Apr 18, 2014 3:53 PM

That's when they let their hair hang down

Steven Hale on the secretish conference committee that came up with the Amp compromise.

Apr 18, 2014 12:01 PM

Haslam et al look to fight UAW subpoenas

The AG has filed a motion to quash the subpoenas issued to the governor and other top state officials in a NLRB hearing about the UAW election at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant.

Apr 18, 2014 8:30 AM

Speakers will shape textbook commission

A majority of the state textbook commission will be appointed by the speakers — three appointees from each — under a bill sent to the governor.

Apr 18, 2014 6:00 AM

The 108th General Assembly: Winners and Losers

Taking stock at the end of the legislative session
Apr 18, 2014 6:00 AM