Labor and Employment Law Section

The section focuses on all traditional labor relations issues and matters arising in individual employment rights. A continuing legal education seminar on employment law issues is sponsored annually by the section, as is a regular newsletter.

Chair
Frost Brown Todd LLC
150 3rd Ave So Ste 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)251-5594
Immediate Past Chair
Dollar General Corp
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
(615)855-5157
Vice-Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)244-6380

House Investigating Haslam’s Role in VW Vote

Democrats in the U.S. House today opened an “inquiry” into whether Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration might have violated federal labor law by attempting to tie state incentives for expansion of the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant to the outcome of an election over representation by the United Auto Workers union. The probe is yet another chapter in the ongoing debate over whether Republican officials, including Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, may have interfered in the February election in which workers voted 712-626 to reject the UAW, the Tennessean reports.

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UAW Calls Haslam, Corker, Others to NLRB Hearing

The United Auto Workers has served subpoenaes on Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and 18 others involved in February’s union vote at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The UAW wants them to appear at an April 21 National Labor Relations Board hearing on an appeal of the vote. The UAW also is seeking testimony from Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty; Will Alexander, aide to Hagerty and son of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander; state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga; state Sen. Bo Watson, R-Chattanooga, and others.

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