Union vote fails at Tennessee Volkswagen plant

The result stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win.

Union vote fails at Tennessee Volkswagen plant

Just 87 votes at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee separated the United Auto Workers union from what would have been its first successful organization of workers at a foreign automaker in the South. Instead of celebrating a potential watershed moment for labor politics in the region, UAW supporters were left crestfallen by the 712-626 vote […]

Republican hypocrisy: Supporting womanizer Scott DesJarlais

Republican hypocrisy: Supporting womanizer Scott DesJarlais

Even in Washington, DC, where hypocrisy rules, Republican Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee stands out. The so-called “social conservative pressured a former lover — a woman he impregnated while married — to have an abortion. Then divorce proceeding from his wife revealed she had two abortions while they were married. DesJarlais, a a rabid right-winger, campaign […]