Anti-UAW website targets Chattanooga's Volkswagen

Anti-UAW website targets Chattanooga's Volkswagen

September 13th, 2013 by Mike Pare in Business Around the Region

A worker cleans a Volkswagen logo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

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Even as the United Auto Workers says a majority of Volkswagen's Chattanooga employees have signed cards favoring a union, a website opposed to the UAW efforts is now up on the Internet.

The site, No2UAW, displays a photo of the front of the Enterprise South industrial park factory and calls on VW's 2,500 or so plant employees to "come to your own conclusion."

"We have talked with many fellow workers who have simply been misled as to what the UAW would like to accomplish here at Volkswagen of Chattanooga," the website says. A preamble to the site is signed "The Informed Team Members at Volkswagen Chattanooga."

Stephen Finnell, who says he has worked at the plant for about two-and-half years, noted that UAW opponents are trying to keep the site as factual as possible, and it's getting results.

A petition drawn from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is circulating inside the plant, and some workers are sending in certified letters to the UAW to revoke their