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Volkswagen Talking with Union about Works Council in Tennessee

Group provides input into plant policy, but doesn’t negotiate contracts.

by on Sep.06, 2013

Workers at the new VW plant in Tennessee may get a voice in plant policies through a new "works council."

Despite intense pressure from the Tennessee’s Republican establishment to keep the union out Volkswagen has opened discussions with the United Auto Workers about establishing a German-style “works council” at its Tennessee assembly plant.

The talks with the UAW revolve around “the possibility of implementing an innovative model of employee representation for all employees,” according to the letter, which was released to the media in Chattanooga.

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The letter is signed by Frank Fischer, the plant’s chairman and CEO, and Sebastian Patta, the facility’s vice president for human resources. (more…)