The United Auto Workers said Monday that Volkswagen's plan to fight a federal ruling and not recognize last December's union election at the Chattanooga plant is "a stall tactic that won't work."
"By choosing to fight the [National Labor Relations Board], Volkswagen is in clear violation of federal law," UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said in a statement. "We are asking the NLRB to order the company to immediately abide by federal law and come to the bargaining table with its employees."
Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the United Auto Workers, speaks during a news conference Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Spring Hill, Tenn. The United Auto Workers and German trade union IG Metall will open a joint office to promote unionization among manufacturers and suppliers in the South.