Expansion talks at Volkswagen’s lone U.
S. plant have ground to a halt amid disagreements about the role of organized labor at the factory in Tennessee.
An acrimonious vote in February at the plant in Chattanooga resulted in the narrow defeat of the United Auto Workers union.
Since then, the union has challenged the outcome of the vote with the National Labor Relations Board; a top labor representative on Volkswagen’s supervisory board told Chattanooga workers that U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam “interfered outrageously” in the election; and the governor has suggested that the state has been unable to engage in negotiations with a VW official with final decision-making power.Read Article