Area GOP leaders plan news conference Monday on Chattanooga VW plant union vote

Area GOP leaders plan news conference Monday on Chattanooga VW plant union vote

February 7th, 2014 by Andy Sher in Local Regional News

POLL: Should VW unionize in Chattanooga?

Tennessee Senator Bo Watson

Photo by Alex Washburn/Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE - State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson, R-Hixson, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, and other area Republican legislators plan to hold a news conference Monday regarding next week's unionization vote at the Volkswagen plant.

Republicans from Gov. Bill Haslam to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker have come out against the United Auto Workers Union to organize the Chattanooga auto assembly plant. Area legislators are expected to do the same.

The news conference will be held at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Chattanooga State Office Building at 540 McCallie Ave.

The three-day vote among plant workers will begin Wednesday. Labor and anti-labor groups from around the country have jumped into issue, seeking to influence the vote.