VW to oppose unionization of maintenance workers, wants full vote

Volkswagen workers and Passats are seen at the Chattanooga manufacturing plant in this file photo.

Volkswagen will ask in a hearing today that the National Labor Relations Board reject a request by the United Auto Workers for a vote for a group of 164 maintenance workers at its Chattanooga plant.

The company, just ahead of the NLRB hearing in Chattanooga today on the UAW election petition, said in a statement instead that it favors a full vote by all maintenance and production employees at the plant.

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"While the company remains neutral in regards to our employees' right to representation and an election, we believe that the maintenance-only unit requested in the petition is not consistent with our one team approach," the company's statement said.