Chattanooga for Workers hosted a potluck fundraiser to help send some Volkswagen workers to Washington DC for a national speak out on the truth about working at Volkswagen.
Over 2,000 trade union activists and friends attended the conference, which was geared toward helping unionists find ways to build coalitions and win struggles in today's difficult political climate.
The union's wage proposal would add 0.32 percent to Hopkins' $754 million payroll costs; in 2013, Hopkins reported a surplus of $145 million.
Three years after it was added as a side pact to the controversial U.S.-Colombia "free trade" pact, the Labor Action Plan designed to improve workers' lot and their rights is a failure.
"HB 1617 is a patronizing bill that doesn't treat state workers like adults, it treats them like children who don't know what they are doing when they sign an authorization card to join a union."