Anti-UAW petitions handed over to VW Chattanooga managers

photo A worker cleans a Volkswagen logo.

A Volkswagen employee trying to stop the United Auto Workers from gaining a foothold at the company's Chattanooga assembly plant turned over to management anti-union petitions with the names of 563 hourly workers.

"There are no duplicates," said plant worker Mike Burton. "I made sure it was a scrubbed list. They're now in the hands of management."

The "no2uaw" website said that all the signatures are dated from Sept. 9 through Friday. Most petitions were submitted during the last six work days at evening shift change, the site said.

Last month, the UAW said it had collected a majority of the names of about 1,600 production and skilled maintenance workers on cards it handed out seeking authorization to represent the employees.