When Volkswagen declined to negotiate a contract with Local 42 at its Chattanooga, TN, plant, the UAW filed charges of unfair labor practices with the NLRB.
In a victory for the UAW, Local 42, a group of skilled-trade workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN plant, votes in favor of collective bargaining rights.
After a rollercoaster push by the United Auto Workers to unionize the workforce at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN ended in defeat in February, the UAW may yet get its way. In July the labor organizer chartered UAW Local 42 based on volunteer participation of "any interested employees." At the announcement, the UAW said that "Upon Local 42 signing up a meaningful portion of Volkswagen's Chattanooga workforce, we're confident the company will recognize Local 42 by dealing with it as a membe