Over 1,000 Workers At Tennessee VW Plant Sign Union Representation Cards

UAW’s campaign to organize workers at thirteen non-union carmakers received a boost as over 1,000 VW workers sign union representation cards.

Reuters reports:

“The United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Thursday that more than 1,000 factory workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant have signed union authorization cards.

Last week, the UAW said it was launching a first-of-its-kind push to publicly organize the entire nonunion auto sector in the U.S. after winning record new contracts with the Detroit Three automakers.

The UAW, which said 30% of workers at the VW plant had signed cards, has outlined its organizing strategy that says if 30% of workers at a nonunion plant sign cards seeking to join, it would make that public.

VW, which employs about 3,800 workers at the plant that produces the Atlas and ID.4, said it respects ‘the right of our workers to determine who should represent their interests in the workplace.’

If 50% of workers seek to join, the union would hold a rally with UAW President Shawn Fain to tout the effort. At 70% and with an organizing committee in place, the UAW would seek recognition or demand a union representation vote.”

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