VW to seek federal court appeal of UAW election in Chattanooga

United Auto Workers decries 'stall tactic' by automaker

The Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant, located in the Enterprise South industrial park, is photographed on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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."

photo 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.