Friday, February 21, 2014

Volkswagen workers reject UAW in blow to union

Volkswagen workers reject UAW in blow to union
After three days of voting by wage earners in the Volkswagen assembly plants in Chattanooga, Tennessee, employees at the site chosen on Friday not to join the Union.

The final tally wasn't 726 workers votes during 612 votes Yes, with 89 percent of eligible workers casting ballots.

"While we certainly would have liked a victory for the workers here, we respect deeply Volkswagen global joint works Council, Volkswagen management and IG metal for their best do to a free and open atmosphere for workers, their basic human rights to exert on a Union", UAW President Bob King said in a statement released after the vote.

The rejection is a blow to the UAW, which is never a foreign brand car plant in the United States has organized

A yes vote would have the UAW representation of a final assembly plant in the southern United States given where foreign car manufacturer facilities in law, States have set up.

"they (workers) have spoken, and Volkswagen respects the decision of the majority," said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga.

External influences the debt

During the three days of voting complained the UAW repeats of outsiders who try to influence and intimidate, that VW workers against joining the Union to agree.

A specific complaint concerns Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, a Republican and a vocal critic of the UAW.

During the vote, he said people in the vicinity of Volkswagen, the German automaker, not the production of a new vehicle on Chattanooga would bring that if workers had rejected the union had said Corker.

Despite Volkswagen executives to deny future product plans union votes would attached wonder that many if the Corker frightened workers claim in voting no.

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