Katie Rufener of WREG-TV reports that Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has taken aim at both the United Auto Workers and the National Labor Relations Board in the wake of the UAW’s withdrawal of its appeal of the results of the February Volkswagen election. In his comments, Sen. Alexander first called the appeal “a political side show.” He further explained that the NLRB has been evincing a pro-union bias and “should be an umpire, not an advocate” for the labor movement.
Sen. Alexander also plans on introducing legislation late this year to correct what he believes to be the Board’s continued pro-union bias. “It’s tilted more than it ever has under the Obama administration, and I’d like to stop that tilt,” he said.
More on Sen. Alexander’s comments can be found here:
- Alexander is critic-in-chief of national labor board-WRCB-TV
- Government Officials Respond To UAW Decision To Drop Appeal Of Volkswagen’s Vote-The Chattanoogan
- Alexander Statement on UAW Dropping Appeal of Lost Election at Chattanooga VW Plant-Political News