published Friday, September 13th, 2013

Right to work group calls for election over UAW at Chattanooga VW plant

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    New Volkswagen Passats await transport outside of the Chattanooga assembly plant.
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Should VW unionize in Chattanooga?

The National Right to Work Legal Foundation is calling for a secret ballot election for Volkswagen's Chattanooga employees over the issue of United Auto Workers representation and a works council.

Mark Mix, president of the foundation, said today that the UAW is pressuring VW to recognize the union simply with the authorization cards which some employees have signed.

The foundation said it has received a number of calls from workers at the plant who were told by UAW union organizers that a signature on the card was to call for a secret ballot unionization election.

"Despite their promises, UAW union officials are now trying to deny workers a secret-ballot election," Mix said.

The foundation said that card check is "an unreliable and abuse-prone process."

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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