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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Will Labor's Marriage With Industry Result in A Major Workers' Compensation Opt-Out Movement?

The recent emergence of an effort to create mandatory plant representation by organized Labor might be just the thing that tips traditional workers' compensation programs into oblivion. Emerging out of a recent unwinding of the economy, and failed welfare and retirement programs, is an effort to reorganize the US manufacturing sector.

"Volkswagen is working with the United Automobile Workers at its Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant on how to unionize the plant and create a German-style works council there, the president of the labor union said on Friday."

Read the complete article, "VW and Its Workers Explore a Union at a Tennessee Plant" (NY Times)