VW Employees Sue United Auto Workers

Reported by: Caitlyn Jones
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Updated: 9/26/2013 12:07 am
        Volkswagen employee Mike Burton says many of them were tricked into signing union cards by the UAW.
        Now, he and seven other VW workers are suing them with help from National Right to Work Foundation.
        "(They say) 'Hey, here's a card, sign this, it's just for if your interested in having a union' and two weeks later they're going, 'no, that was your vote when we get 50 percent plus one, we'll have a union here!'  No, we just wanted information and we were misdirected," Burton said.
        On top of the lawsuit, many workers are signing a petition saying they do not want the union at their plant.
        "We like it the way it is right here.  And for the Chattanooga area this is a great, a blessing to this town and this community, we don't wanna mess it up.  Let's leave it alone, if it aint broke, don't fix it," said Mike Jarvis.
        After the UAW collected their signatures, the national Right to Work Foundation said Volkswagen should have been able to decide if they wanted to create the union or hold a secret ballot amongst employees.
        "You know what, come next Thursday, there will be no need for a secret ballot.  We will have plenty of signatures saying we don't want the UAW here and they can go away," said Burton.
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