6/13/2019

UAW Vote at VW's Chattanooga Plant Wraps Up on Friday

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Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will finish a vote on Friday about allowing the United Auto Workers union to represent them.

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Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will finish up three days of voting Friday afternoon about whether to allow the United Auto Workers union to represent them.

About 1,700 employees are eligible to vote. The UAW lost a similar and highly contentious vote in 2014 but later established a toehold at the plant by winning a vote to represent 162 skilled trades workers.

Last year the UAW’s membership shrank 8% to fewer than 400,000. The union represented 1.5 million workers at its peak in 1979.


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