VW against interveners in Chattanooga union vote appeal

VW against interveners in Chattanooga union vote appeal

March 7th, 2014 by Mike Pare in Business Around the Region

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Volkswagen says in a letter to the National Labor Relations Board that the company doesn't support groups representing some Chattanooga plant workers seeking to intervene in the United Auto Workers appeal of last month's union vote.

In a one-page letter, Volkswagen Group of America attorney Steven Swirsky said the company "does not believe there is any basis for the motions to intervene to be granted."

The attorney said the letter is in response to a request of VW's position by Nancy Wilson, acting NLRB regional director in Atlanta.

The letter said that VW "defers to the NLRB to make the appropriate decision after considering the motions."

Last week, the National Right to Work Foundation and Southern Momentum filed motions for workers who sought to intervene in the UAW's appeal of the vote to the NLRB.

Earlier in February, Chattanooga plant workers voted against unionizing the factory by a vote of 712 to 626.

The UAW later filed an appeal asking the NLRB to throw out the election and hold a revote at the plant, citing interference by outside politicians.

See Saturday's Times Free Press for more.