Reports are circulating that Volkswagen is planning on accepting UAW in Chattanooga and tossing out the recent election of February 14, 2014, which was sabotaged by right-wing, anti-union groups and elected Republican officials, such as: U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, State Sen. Bo Watson and Rep. Gerald McCormick.
Volkswagen workers were intimidated by threats from GOP officials that the VW plant in Chattanooga would not expand and make the new SUV, if UAW was elected. UAW had the votes initially, but after a week of lies, threats and intimidation by Senator Corker and others, the workers rejected UAW in a vote 712-626.
Chattanooga Times Free Press has an anti-union voice (as they always do) presenting their views that VW should not do this. There is a poll, up on this page. Please go vote Yes on it.
Let's make Chattanooga the gateway to the South for labor unions. Chattanooga used to be a union town and it would be great to see it happen again. Volkswagen and UAW are jointly appealing the election results to the NLRB. Volkswagen wants UAW to be part or their Works Council.
Let's hope Volkswagen makes this happen.