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Volkswagen sides with UAW on

The United Auto Workers and Group of America have their opposition to two groups some Chattanooga VW workers who to intervene in the union’s appeal for a new at the plant.

The two groups fired Friday, with an attorney for one the union is doing everything it can to sure that no one can speak out in to the UAW.

Volkswagen, in its first statement since the UAW filed the Labor Relations Board Feb. 21, said the company support efforts by Southern and the National Right to Work to intervene in the appeal. VW employees 712 to 626 to not align with the union, but the UAW outside pressure was brought to

In a one-page letter, VW attorney Swirsky said the company not believe there is any basis for the to intervene to be granted. The attorney the letter responds to a request for position by Nancy Wilson, NLRB regional director in

The letter said that VW to the NLRB to make the appropriate after considering the motions.

The meanwhile, said in its filing neither anti-UAW group has to intervene.

The union said neither purports to be a labor organization; was a party to the election and their for intervention have no proper

The NLRB’s proceedings are non-adversarial, the UAW and the board will have an obligation to determine whether is sufficient factual and legal to overturn the election.

Maury an attorney for Southern Momentum, the UAW signed a neutrality agreement VW that already placed a gag on management employees, preventing from offering their opinions and experiences concerning the

Now, Nicely said, the potential for the UAW alone to offer its of the dispute before the NLRB and for VW to silent.

These intervening should be heard, he said. In any you want to make sure sides are heard.

Right to Foundation spokesman Patrick said he’s not surprised by the position but he’s very Volkswagen won’t stand up for workers being involved in the the very workers whose are at stake.

The question is whether be forced into a union monopoly or not, Semmens

In the Right to Work filing, Volkswagen workers asked to in the UAW’s appeal, saying the and VW colluded to unionize the Chattanooga

Southern Momentum, in its filing two VW workers, said the results of the should stand.

The UAW alleged in its that interference by politicians and groups hurt the union’s in the vote, and it cited a coordinated and publicized coercive campaign by and special interest groups to VW workers of their right to a union.

The filing noted Sen. Bob Corker’s statement the election that should reject the UAW, he had assurances VW bring a second vehicle line to Chattanooga.

The UAW charges also claim from Republican state who linked future economic incentives for an expansion at the VW plant to of the union.

Corker said the clearly spoke during the and that overturning it based on his and comments would be unprecedented.

said there’s no timetable by the NLRB must proceed to rule on the intervention efforts or the

It’s a matter of how long take to investigate, he said, that the NLRB could a public hearing.

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