In the end, they didn’t have a leg on which to stand in today’s hearing, and absent any compelled testimony, their case would go nowhere fast. The longer they argued, the worse they would make their position, which turned out to be surprisingly strong in the narrow defeat at VW.
“Surprisingly strong,” Ed? The UAW got beat, narrow or not, in an organizing effort backed by the VW management, and even with that advantage, couldn’t squeak out a win.
This was a crushing defeat for the union as their surprisingly weak position was exposed for all the see.
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