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Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South

Apr. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The United Auto Workers' overwhelming election victory at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is giving the union hope that it can make broader inroads in the South, the least unionized part of the country. The UAW won a stunning 73% of the vote at VW after losing...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Apr. 20, 2024 13:13 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants

Apr. 19, 2024 23:21 PM EDT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants.

Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

Apr. 19, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mandisa, a contemporary Christian singer who appeared on “American Idol” and won a Grammy for her 2013 album ‘Overcomer’, has died. She was 47. A representative for the singer told The Associated Press that the singer was found dead in her home in...

BP defeated thousands of suits by sick Gulf spill cleanup workers. But not one by a boat captain

Apr. 19, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

John Maas spent years buying and outfitting a 17-foot aluminum boat called the Superskiff 1 so he could take customers fishing for sea trout and flounder in the Gulf of Mexico. But before the Mississippi captain could make his first charter trip in 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon...

Tennessee lawmakers approve $52.8B spending plan as hopes of school voucher agreement flounder

Apr. 18, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-dominant Statehouse approved a $52.8 billion spending plan Thursday for the upcoming fiscal year that includes an eye-popping $1.95 billion tax break and refund for businesses, but little new tax relief for most Tennessee families. ...

Officer fatally shoots man who confronted him with knife, authorities say

Apr. 18, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer has fatally shot a man who confronted him with a knife, authorities said. Knoxville Police responded Wednesday to a report of a man acting erratically and causing a disturbance at a business, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation...

The Titans go into the NFL draft flexible at No. 7 with lots of needs to fill

Apr. 18, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have been among the league's biggest spenders in free agency, and they still won't be able to fill all the remaining holes with only seven selections in this NFL draft. Neither general manager Ran Carthon nor first-year head coach Brian...

Workers at Mercedes factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to vote in May on United Auto Workers union

Apr. 18, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of workers at a big Mercedes-Benz factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will vote next month on whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday that the vote will take place from May 13 to...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 17, 2024. Editorial: Congratulations to National Teacher of the Year Missy Testerman For the past 72 years, the Council of Chief State School Officers has announced a new cohort of State Teachers of the Year, and from that select group...