7/18/2014: Berthold Huber, president of the IndustriAll Global Union and member of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board, today expressed his support for the newly established UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga.
In a letter to Local 42 members, Huber offered his congratulations in forming the new local union, which he termed “a huge step forward.” According to Huber: “Workers’ participation and co-determination are key factors for the global success of Volkswagen. Your initiative shows that you want to contribute to the VW success story.” He added: “I want to personally assure you of IndustriAll’s support in gaining representation at Volkswagen.”
Huber’s support for Local 42 builds an a growing relationship with the Volkswagen labor leader. Last month, the UAW honored Huber with the prestigious Walter Reuther Social Justice Award in recognition of Huber’s leadership in helping build global alliances between labor groups around the world.
IndustriAll, which represents more than 15 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, is a global force in advancing worker rights and improving working conditions.