11/19/2015: On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in favor of UAW Local 42 and ordered an election for 160 skilled trades employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.
The election comes at the perfect time for skilled trades employees to secure their employment, on the heels of Volkswagen’s October 29 statement reaffirming its commitment to expand the plant to produce the new Cross Blue SUV.
Local 42 President Mike Cantrell applauded the NLRB decision, saying “there are multiple paths to collective bargaining, and this is a step in the right direction.”
Voting will occur at the Academy Conference Center during the following dates and times:
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 6:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 4, 2015, from 6:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
NLRB Orders Skilled Trades Election, Rules in Favor of UAW Local 42