U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's office said the Republican senator, a former Chattanooga mayor, had no intention to go to the National Labor Relations Board hearing. The UAW claims that Corker and state Republican officials interfered in the election, causing the union to lose the vote.
Haslam is the first of the two dozen Republican politicians and anti-union activists subpoenaed to say he doesn't plan to attend the hearing that's slated to start Monday at the Hamilton County Courthouse...
The NLRB has a provision in its rules for those who do not intend to comply with a subpoena. Within five days after the date of service, a person may petition in writing to revoke the subpoena, according to the agency. The petition to revoke a subpoena must be be filed with the federal agency's regional director who then refers the petition to the administrative law judge or the board for ruling.
"The administrative law judge or the Board, as the case may be, shall revoke the subpoena if in its opinion the evidence whose production is required does not relate to any matter under investigation...," the NLRB rules say.