Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 11:54 am -
Volkswagen Denies UAW’s Request to Unionize at Chattanooga Plant
The recent attempt by the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) Local 42 to be recognized by a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee was contested by the automaker’s leadership.
One hundred sixty-five maintenance workers filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on October 23, 2015 to give UAW Local 42 collective bargaining power. Currently, Local 42 acts as a forum for conversation, but is not an official part of the UAW and cannot collect dues or such.