On April 17, 2019 an NLRB hearing was held at the Chattanooga Courthouse on Volkswagen workers’ petition to organize. More than 30 Chattanooga VW workers attended.
Here’s a summary of the results of the hearing:
- VW STALL TACTICS: VW made it clear to the NLRB that they are trying to delay or stop a vote of all Chattanooga production and maintenance workers.
- VW GAME PLAYING: For over three years, VW has refused to bargain with maintenance workers, who voted to join UAW Local 42 in 2015. At the April 17 hearing, VW cited the maintenance case in refusing to allow ALL VW workers to vote, despite the fact that UAW Local 42 has made it clear that they have withdrawn from the maintenance case so all workers have the opportunity to vote and make their voices heard.
- VW DOUBLE SPEAK: Volkswagen corporate officials have refused to bargain with maintenance workers since 2015 and have used legal maneuvers to keep that case in limbo. They are now trying to tie a vote among ALL VW workers up in legal limbo — just like we saw with the 2015 maintenance workers.
LET OUR PEOPLE VOTE. LET CHATTANOOGA WORKERS VOTE!
DON’T LET VOLKSWAGEN PLAY GAMES WITH OUR WORKPLACE RIGHTS!
CHATTANOOGA WORKERS DESERVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AND BARGAINING RIGHTS AS EVERY OTHER VW WORKER IN THE WORLD!