UAW seeks new vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant

An employee at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga works on a Passat sedan.
photo Employees at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant work on a Passat sedan.

The United Auto Workers on Friday sought a new election at Chattanooga's Volkswagen assembly plant, but this time for a smaller unit of employees than in early 2014.

A filing with the National Labor Relations Board says that UAW Local 42 will seek an election on Nov. 5 and 6. The election will involve only the 164 full- and part-time maintenance, or skilled trades, employees at the plant.

Planned UAW vote

If approved by the National Labor Relations Board, VW’s 164 maintenance workers will vote Nov. 5 and 6 at the plant’s conference center to be represented by the UAW for collective bargaining purposes.