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UAW Local 42 Update – 09/17

Greetings Fellow Volkswagen Team Members,

During our time in RB1 several of you have mentioned that “we can’t wait for the union to come into the plant.” Well the reality is that the Union is in the plant and, we’ve been here since July of 2014. We are one of the fastest growing Locals in Region 8. We meet with Volkswagen management every 2 weeks to discuss our issues and concerns to try to find solutions. There are many issues to discuss with management but one that affects all of our jobs is quality. Local 42 is asking every worker to please take pride in your work. Our very future depends on us doing our very best to build the best quality vehicle we can.

Working together to improve quality makes all of our futures brighter; the future for our families, and the future for our plant. Let’s show management that despite negative efforts they have made on many issues, we will step up our collective efforts to build a great car. In return, management must start treating us with the respect we all deserve.

Electronic Sign Up – Local 42 has made it very simple to join our Union. Just go to on your mobile device and sign the electronic Authorization card. It’s as easy as sitting on your couch and joining UAW Local 42 as we continue our effort to secure all Volkswagen workers a collective bargaining agreement.

Pizza with Local 42 – Please stop by the Volkswagen Conference Center on Thursday September 14 from 2:30 until 6:30 pm and enjoy a slice of pizza and a cold drink. UAW Organizers and Local 42 Elected officials and members will be on hand for Q and A.

Local 42 Second Annual Sportsman’s Dinner – Sunday, November 5th, from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. This is a great event put on by the membership of Local 42, tickets will go on sale very soon and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there.

In Solidarity,

Steve Cochran
President UAW Local 42

Local 42 Future Events:

• Sunday, September 10, Local 42 Union Meeting at 3922 Volunteer Drive, Chattanooga, TN at 4:00pm.

• Thursday, September 14, Pizza and Drinks in the Conference Center, 2:30 – 6:30pm.

• Sunday, November 5, Local 42 Sportsman’s Dinner. 4:00 – 9:00pm with dinner served at 6:30pm.

• Sunday, November 12, Local 42 Union Meeting at 3922 Volunteer Drive, Chattanooga, TN at 4:00 pm.

Our offices are located in the IBEW Hall at 3922 Volunteer Drive, Chattanooga, Suites 4 & 7. Office phone: (423) 893-0577. Hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.