published Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

UAW to get VW Chattanooga plant voter list

Will a union at VW stifle Tennessee job growth?

A stipulated election agreement filed by Volkswagen with the National Labor Relations Board says that the United Auto Workers will receive a list of employees eligible to cast a ballot in the union recognition vote next week at the Chattanooga plant.

The agreement, released by the NLRB today, shows that the UAW also will receive the addresses of the employees.

“For purposes of this election the employer has agreed to provide the eligibility list to the regional director and to the union within 24 hours of the regional director’s approval of this agreement,” the document said. The agreement was approved on Monday.

The union by law is required to receive the list.

But anti-union workers and their supporters have complained that they aren’t getting the same information. They say VW and the UAW are colluding to steer the results in the union’s favor.

However, the UAW has said that the automaker is being “transparent and above board.”

See more in Thursday’s Times Free Press.

Workers at the Volkswagen plant here will decide whether to form a union.
Workers at the Volkswagen plant here will decide whether to form a union.
Photo by Staff File Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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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