NRLB rules against Volkswagen in union issue at Chattanooga plant
WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) – The National Labor Relations Board orders Volkswagen to engage in bargaining with a small group of skilled trade workers who voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.
According to a unanimous order, Volkswagen’s rejection of an earlier ruling in favor of the UAW at the Chattanooga plant “constitutes an unlawful failure and refusal to recognize and bargain.”
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel says the order shows Volkswagen has been “operating in violation of federal law by refusing to come to the bargaining table.”
About 160 skilled-trades workers voted last year to be represented by the union.
The plant employs nearly 14-hundred hourly workers.