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Volkswagen to Close Chattanooga Following Anti-Union Vote, to Lose 13K Jobs

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Chattanooga, Volkswagen executives are meeting evening to discuss the process for their Chattanooga plant a vote last week saw workers in the plant reject by VW representatives to setup a German-style council by voting against by the United Auto Workers

“I can imagine fairly well another VW factory in the United provided that one more still be set up there, does not have to be assigned to the south said Bernd Osterloh, of VW’s works council.  conservatives stirred up massive, sentiments,” Osterloh continued. possible that the conclusion be drawn that this amounted to unfair labor

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A source close to the discussion, who to speak with National on the condition of anonymity, had this to “This weeks vote was a misstep for workers at the plant as as the politicians who intervened.  Senator remarks assuring voters if they were to vote the UAW that VW would announce production at the Chattanooga plant was not a flat out lie, but could be considered intimidation in direct of federal law resulting in nullification of the Regardless of the outcome, [VW] is deeply disappointed in the climate of the and is considering relocating the plant to a that is more friendly to the of workers.  Would be a shame to see 13K jobs moved to California or

even Mexico.”

According to Reuters. “German enjoy considerable influence company decisions under the enshrined “co-determination” principle is anathema to many politicians in the who see organized labor as a threat to and job growth.”

The Chattanooga plant is the VW factory currently in the US and one of the company’s plants in the world to operate the equivalent of a workers union.  The employs roughly 3200 employees with more 9500 indirect supplier is expected to increase growth in the by $12 billion with annual tax of $1.4 billion according to the companies .

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