The United Auto Workers union will announce today that's it's forming a union local in Chattanooga to represent employees at the Volkswagen plant.
Participation will be voluntary, and there will be no formal recognition of the union by the German automaker until a majority of its workers have joined, UAW officials have confirmed.
"We will be announcing a local, and we would fully expect that Volkswagen would deal with this local union if it represents a substantial portion of its employees," UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel of Ashland City said this morning.
"It's dependent on the employees and what they want to do."Read Article