The National Labor Relations Board rejected Volkswagen of America’s bid to set aside a vote by maintenance workers approving representation by the United Auto Workers at the company’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Volkswagen is studying the NLRB ruling, which cleared the way for UAW, said VW spokesman Scott Wilson, who declined further comment. VW filed briefs with the NLRB stating that a union representing maintenance workers at the plant complicated the German automaker’s ability to manage the facility.
A three-member NLRB panel denied Volkswagen’s request for the agency to review a December 2015 election in which skilled-trades employees in Chattanooga voted overwhelmingly to designate UAW Local 42 as their representative for the purpose of collective bargaining. The denial upholds the results of the election, which the NLRB supervised. (more…)