The representative from the United Kingdom said it didn’t make sense to him why VW would refuse to negotiate with the skilled trades unit. Bernd Osterloh addresses the VW Works Council last December in Wolfsburg, Germany. He is the Chairman of the VW Global Group Works Council, a position he has held since 2005, and is also a member of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board. The representative from South Africa conveyed his concerns that training for workers needs to be improved. He and his co-workers stand by us in our struggle to get VW to negotiate. Industriall is a global union, uniting all auto worker unions across the world. Their representative, Mr. Helmut Lense, is a strong supporter of ours and sharply questioned VW management at the conference. The Brazilian unions have always been very supportive of us and traveled to Chattanooga in 2015. They are aware of our fight and vowed to keep the pressure on. The Swedish union representatives couldn’t believe that Volkswagen was refusing to negotiate in Chattanooga. They said they would tell our story to their union members back home.