Corker calls VW talks with UAW 'incomprehensible' - WSMV News 4

Corker calls VW talks with UAW 'incomprehensible'

Posted: Updated:

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says Volkswagen would become a "laughingstock" if it goes through with a deal to have the United Auto Workers represent workers at its Tennessee plant.

The Tennessee Republican told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that he was dismayed when VW last week sent a letter to employees regarding its discussion with the UAW about creating a German-style works council at the Chattanooga plant.

The senator said he hopes Volkswagen pulls back from what he called an "incomprehensible" decision to engage in talks with the UAW. Corker played a large role in persuading VW to build its lone U.S. assembly plant in the city where he was once mayor.

Corker said the Southeast would become less attractive to foreign automakers if the UAW gains a foothold.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Recent HeadlinesMore>>

  • Calculated criminals target Nashville neighborhood

    Calculated criminals target Nashville neighborhood

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:46:27 GMT

    Calculated criminals may be targeting your neighborhood while you're sleeping. Security footage caught a group of at least five trying to break-in into cars in a South Nashville cul-de-sac, and this likely isn't the first time they've stuck an unassuming neighborhood.

    More >>

    Calculated criminals may be targeting your neighborhood while you're sleeping. Security footage caught a group of at least five trying to break-in into cars in a South Nashville cul-de-sac, and this likely isn't the first time they've stuck an unassuming neighborhood.

    More >>
  • Nashville College Student Helps Injured Vets

    Nashville College Student Helps Injured Vets

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:22:02 GMT

    Nashville's Jeffery LeCave and a few of his Mechanical Engineering buddies at Dayton University are on the right track: Creating a device that will help Larry Gunter. He's an Air Force Veteran who is now blind, but always an athlete.

    More >>

    Nashville's Jeffery LeCave and a few of his Mechanical Engineering buddies at Dayton University are on the right track: Creating a device that will help Larry Gunter. He's an Air Force Veteran who is now blind, but always an athlete.

    More >>
  • Titans' 2018 regular season schedule announced

    Titans' 2018 regular season schedule announced

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:08:49 GMT
    Tennessee Titans from the past and now unveiled new jerseys at a party in downtown Nashville. (WSMV)Tennessee Titans from the past and now unveiled new jerseys at a party in downtown Nashville. (WSMV)
    Tennessee Titans from the past and now unveiled new jerseys at a party in downtown Nashville. (WSMV)Tennessee Titans from the past and now unveiled new jerseys at a party in downtown Nashville. (WSMV)

    The Tennessee Titans released their 2018 preseason and regular season schedule.

    More >>

    The Tennessee Titans released their 2018 preseason and regular season schedule.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.