Volkswagen AG’s top labor official says efforts to get the United Auto Workers into the German automaker’s Tennessee plant will continue despite last week’s vote rejecting union representation.
“All options will be examined,” Bernd Osterloh, a member of VW’s governing supervisory board, told Süddeutsche Zeitung, a German daily. But the decision is not up to Osterloh, or VW’s management, or the IG Metall and UAW leaders blaming Republicans among their excuses for the stinging rebuke.
It’s up to VW’s roughly 1,300 Chattanooga employees who live and work in the real world. That reality includes the UAW’s record of sharply declining membership, growing plant closures and exploding legacy costs that culminated five years ago in epic bankruptcies of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC.Read Article