published Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Top Democrat blasts Republicans for trying to coerce vote

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, D-Nashville, tonight blasted Tennessee Republicans for trying to coerce workers to vote against the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

“While we respect the decision made by Volkswagen workers, the result does not excuse the outrageous and unprecedented conduct by Tennessee's Republican elected official," Turner said in a statement. "The intimidation tactics and coercive efforts should be condemned, regardless of the outcome tonight. Workers deserved the right to vote without being pressured by outside special interests and elected officials, but that did not happen."

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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