Chattanooga Volkswagen workers to vote on UAW next week

photo A Volkswagen employee prepares to install a back-up camera on a 2013 Passat at the Chattanooga plant.

Chattanooga Volkswagen workers will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 12 to 14, the United Auto Workers announced today.

The Chattanooga workers will decide whether to approve union representation by the UAW for the plant's nearly 2,000 hourly workers. UAW is talking with Volkswagen about establishing a German-style works council in Chattanooga, which would be the first of its kind in the United States.

"Volkswagen is known globally for its system of cooperation with unions and works councils," said UAW President Bob King.