Feb 3 Volkswagen AG said on Monday
that workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant will vote on
Feb. 12-14 to determine whether they should be represented by
the United Auto Workers union.
The election will be conducted by the U.S. National Labor
Relations Board, VW said.
The 1,550 blue-collar workers at the plant will vote on
whether the UAW should represent them in negotiations about
wages and benefits, said a UAW official.
The UAW and Volkswagen want to establish a works council at
the plant, which will represent both blue- and white-collar
workers, as well as have U.S. union representation of the
"Volkswagen is committed to neutrality and calls upon all
third parties to honor the principle of neutrality," said Frank
Fischer, chief executive of the Chattanooga plant.