Bob King confident of UAW representing workers at VW US site

Article by Anita Panait, on January 15, 2014

Bob King, president of United Auto Workers, is convinced that the union will be represented in Volkswagen's Chattanooga site in Tennessee by June. King told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper in an interview that a clear majority of employees at the Chattanooga site wanted to be represented by the UAW and has signed a declaration of intent to that effect.

"We are also working well with the company. VW has been very fair in its dealings with us and wants its employees to have a voice," King said. He remarked that UAW was not pressuring site employees to back the union. The UAW is seeking for a German-style labor council at Chattanooga site, which entails involvement of the US union under American labor law.

VW said in September 2013 it was holding discussions with the UAW on establishing a labor council at the site. The UAW, which has lost membership over the past three decades, seeks to organize VW workers to gain a foothold in the southern US, where foreign carmakers have non-union plants.

King said UAW was working to represent workers at Daimler's and BMW's sites in the southern states of Alabama and South Carolina, as well as at factories of Nissan, which opposes the union. [source: automotive news - sub. required]

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