Germany's IG Metall labour body is warning against the establishment of a 'yellow' union at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.
IG Metall - representing around 2.3m members in Germany - has been a close observer of the recent elections for UAW representation at the southern US plant - which narrowly resulted in a defeat by 44 votes to establishing a union body.
The UAW has now filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) relating to what it claims is "interference by politicians" in the recent election, with the union insisting there was a "firestorm of interference" in its bid to have a Works Council established.
Volkswagen itself is staying neutral in the tense situation, but recently noted it had found "great enthusiasm for the idea of an American-style works council both inside and outside our plant."Read Article