The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday subpoenaed numerous prominent Tennessee politicians and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist in its effort to convince the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the results of a organizing election in February.
The Detroit-based union, which narrowly lost a bid to organize Volkswagen AG’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant in February, wants the following to appear at an April 21 NLRB hearing: Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Gov. Bill Haslam; Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell; Majority Leader Gerald McCormick; Tennessee Sen. Bo Watson, R-Chattanooga; and Economic Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty.
Also named among the 20 witnesses are Corker’s chief of staff and press secretary. The subpoeanas demand that the witnesses bring emails and other documents detailing government incentives for VW to locate a planned midsize SUV in Tennessee.Read Article