Sen. Bob Corker 'thrilled' by VW workers voting against UAW

Sen. Bob Corker 'thrilled' by VW workers voting against UAW

February 15th, 2014 by Dave Flessner in Local Regional News

Bob Corker

Photo by C. B. Schmelter/Times Free Press.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who led a last-minute campaign against the United Auto Workers attempt to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, said "Needless to say, I am thrilled for the employees at Volkswagen and for our community and its future."

As mayor of Chattanooga from 2001-2005, Corker worked with officials and community leaders to develop the 1,200 acre Enterprise South Industrial Park, which is now home to Volkswagen's North American manufacturing headquarters. Much of the negotiation that led to Volkswagen choosing Chattanooga occurred around the dining room table of Corker's Chattanooga home.