Volkswagen, labor union clash over request involving Chattanooga plant
December 22, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated December 21, 2017 at 11:46 p.m.
UAW President Dennis Williams speaks during a news conference in 2014 in Chattanooga to announce the formation of a new UAW local for Volkswagen workers.
Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers are clashing over a request by a federal labor panel to reconsider an earlier decision in which it endorsed a micro-union at the Chattanooga auto plant.
VW, which has balked at bargaining with the UAW micro-unit, has backed the National Labor Relations Board request that a U.S. appeals court return a case involving the issue to the NLRB.
But the head of UAW Local 42 at the plant said Thursday the union "cannot and will not go backward to undo the results of a free and fair election."