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Tennessee VW workers challenge UAW to plant vote

n(Reuters) Five Volkswagen workers on Tuesday to undercut the United Workers’ appeal to an election resulted in the union’s failure to VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this month, an group said.

In a petition to the Labor Relations Board, the asked to intervene in the UAW’s by saying the union and VW are in collusion to unionization to the Chattanooga plant.

Not them to intervene would be to allowing two foxes to guard the a petition filed on behalf of the by the National Right to Work says.

The UAW on Friday filed the objection to the of the February 12-14 election, in VW’s Chattanooga workers the union by a 712-to-626 vote. The UAW that outside interference led by such as Republican U.S. Bob Corker improperly influenced

The workers claim that if are not heard, the company and the union not present a defense of the vote’s according to a copy of the petition to the regional office in Atlanta was provided by the National Right to Foundation.

The employee-intervenors must be permitted to because their employer and the UAW are to force unionization onto and their co-workers, said the to the NLRB.

The National Right to Foundation is offering free assistance to the five workers.

Any the UAW or Volkswagen possess are secondary to of the employee-intervenors and their fellow who voted against unionization, and must be allowed to intervene, the says.

The five workers are among who filed charges with the last fall against the saying that the union and misled workers to sign supporting the UAW. The NLRB’s dismissed those charges on 23.

In the petition, the National Right to Foundation’s attorneys appended the between Volkswagen and the UAW to hold the ballot election at the Chattanooga citing it as an example of the collusion company and union.

The UAW and VW signed the January 27 to hold the election. The calls for, if the VW Chattanooga approved the UAW, the establishment of a council similar to the ones VW had at all of its wholly owned plants the world.

Such a works council include both the blue-collar whose wages and benefits be collectively bargained for by the UAW as well as workers who would not be in the union.

The council would help some work rules at the but would not negotiate wages and Most labor lawyers that in order to establish a council in the United States, a union is needed to keep it being deemed a company which is prohibited under labor law.


VW’s management from to the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, still wants to set up a works at the plant. On February 14, minutes the UAW loss was announced, Frank the top-ranking VW official at the plant, the company wanted to set up an American-style council in Chattanooga.

(Reporting by Woodall; Editing by Jonathan and David Gregorio )

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