published Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't attend NLRB hearing in Chattanooga on VW vote

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to be in Chattanooga on Monday for a National Labor Relations Board hearing to which he and 23 others were subpoenaed.

The governor made the comment in remarks to media during an availability as the General Assembly wound down its session.

"The governor was asked if he had cleared his schedule to be in Chattanooga next week, and he said he doesn't plan to be there at this time," said Haslam spokesman Laura Herzog.

Haslam is the first of the two dozen people subpoenaed to say he doesn't plan to attend the hearing, that's slated to start Monday at the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Last week, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, State Economic Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and nearly the entire Hamilton County legislative delegation among others. The UAW wants them to bring documents and communications related to the union, VW and government incentives from Jan. 1 to the present.

See more in Wednesday's Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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