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

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

September 13th, 2013 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

New Volkswagen Passats await transport outside of the Chattanooga assembly plant.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

POLL: 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."