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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:35 AM

Third Time's the Charm? UAW Announces New Election at Volkswagen



For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the countryís sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photo: UAW

April 11, 2019 / Chris Brooks

For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the countryís sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) filed for an election to represent all 1,709 of the plantís hourly employees, requesting that the election be held on April 29 and 30.

The unionís first attempt in 2014 failed after a slim majority of workers voted no, following a barrage of threats by politicians and business-backed anti-union groups.

In the second attempt, a group of 160 skilled-trades workers in the plant in 2015 voted to join UAW Local 42. But that smaller unit has yet to secure a first contract.

FULL story: https://labornotes.org/2019/04/third-times-charm-uaw-announces-new-election-volkswagen

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:03 AM

1. K&R good luck to them

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 01:52 PM

2. Wishing the best of luck to these folks!

If this happens, I'm hoping all those other auto plants in the south will follow suit.

Unionized we stand!


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