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.

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