Employees at Volkswagen Chattanooga have voted against United Auto Workers (UAW) representation in a secret ballot election.
According to the German automaker, 89 percent of its employees participated in the election and 53 percent of the eligible employees who voted decided against the UAW as their bargaining representative. The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) between February 12 – 14.
“Our employees have not made a decision that they are against a works council,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Throughout this process, we found great enthusiasm for the idea of an American-style works council both inside and outside our plant,” he also noted. “Our goal continues to be to determine the best method for establishing a works council in accordance with the requirements of U.S. labor law to meet VW America’s production needs and serve our employees’ interests.”
The Volkswagen Chattanooga plant manufactures the all-new Passat sedan and is the first and only car factory worldwide with a LEED Platinum certification.
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