Lawyers for Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers are making new charges and counter-charges related to another possible union vote at the VW Chattanooga factory.
The union is asking that at a planned National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga today that a new union vote be set at the plant.
"Volkswagen has concocted a captious last-minute challenge," said UAW attorney Michael Schoenfeld in a filing to the NLRB in response to a VW request. "Its desperation is evident, as there is no well-founded reason to not proceed to election."
VW wants to block UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga from disclaiming an earlier vote at the plant in order to hold a new election. The company also seeks to quash efforts by the union to gather personnel information on plant workers and the factory's future plans.