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How would a German-style labor work in the United States?

AG leaders have discussed UAW leaders the possibility of a German-style board at Chattanooga’s plant. Staff)

For more than a leaders with the United Workers Union have eyeing Chattanooga’s Volkswagen and reports this week the organization has talked with AG executives about a German-style board at the local plant raised a number of questions.

does a German-style labor even look like in the States? Labor organizations in the States are very different those in Germany. So, how do officials those differences?

Why would executives want to team up the UAW, whose membership has struggled in years? Isn’t one of the benefits of in the South that company can generally avoid union

If the plant does create sort of hybrid labor will that hinder the for local expansion or access to incentives?

The outcome of this latest in the unionization discussion could larger implications for the auto and the South, which has historically difficult to unionize, industry said.

Some answered

UAW President Bob King—who is scheduled to that post in June said that the union have a future unless it can workers in Southern states, as Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama and according to Automotive News. So it obvious why the UAW would want in at

But it’s unclear whether employees want a union.

Chattanooga leaders, such as  CEO Fischer and new V ice President of Human Sebastian Patta, have that the bottom line of discussion is that the employees decide on unionization.

And Volkswagen AG want a works council it would allow them to in touch with ideas and from Chattanooga workers and to future deals about conditions, Horst Neumann, board member for human said, according to Automotive

Neumann also said he is whether King really to try a German-style organization or if he sees the as a way to get into Volkswagen, according to News.

Some people questioned whether unionization impact a potential Volkswagen

Although there is no official about when or how the factory expand, the plant has the capacity to more, and Patta recently that the company needs product here in order to toward its 2018 goal of the nation’s largest manufacturer.

at least from the angle of incentives, unionization wouldn’t expansion.

VW has already proven to be an good partner for the state of Clint Brewer, assistant of communications with the Department of and Community Development, said. We are very eager to see Volkswagen

Brewer said a union have no impact on potential for VW and noted that the state has General Motors quite a bit the years.

General Motors has a factory in Hill, Tenn. and that has a relationship with the UAW .

But the biggest question remains—what does a labor union look in the United States?

It can’t be exactly like it is in Germany federal law forbids that.


Chattanooga attorney Maury who specializes in labor and employment, that there is a section of the Labor Relations Act that companies to have an internal

In Germany, companies typically work councils, which are to unions in the United States, its members help represent interests. But in Germany, the representation is within the company, not a third-party

If you look at the history of how it has worked at VW, the has always been a component of the Bill Visnic, analyst, said. [That is] an different relationship than the unions have represented in country.

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And federal law is written to prevent leaders from circumventing unions, Nicely said. The in the United States is that if leaders formed an internal they could run it and prevent the from having any say on important he said.

Historically, after organizing to help workers get treatment, the auto unions out into establishing middle-class and benefits.

But  by the ‘70s and auto manufacturing unions to cramp the ways auto worked.

Initially able to some power away the company and give it to employees, people began to think union regulations became and profit-zapping, according to .

Since then, union has dwindled in S outhern right-to-work such as Tennessee, and in large federal law protects employees mistreatment.

Usually, what we see in the is employees decide they to discuss the possibility of having a and the employer fights it,  said.

Impact on the South, local industry 

Though industry such as Visnic and Nicely, they can’t know how would react to a hybrid or how it will all play out in Chattanooga, said that the change has the to impact the area.

Nicely if it would impact suppliers, and said it would represent at a small, symbolic movement more union-friendly thinking.

By and Nicely said he expects suppliers would be more about getting a contract Volkswagen and not as worried about a

But it’s not unfathomable that if VW has UAW link, there would be concern [amongst suppliers] [they] don’t want to he said.

President of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Ron Harr told the Times Free that he worried that could make it more to attract suppliers to the area.

And although he said he doesn’t how a hybrid would work Visnic said that if it that could be representative of a shift.

If anything, I think it be a very symbolic moving of the he said. Here’s a pretty big that has come to the South, and are starting to take baby toward a closer relationship organized labor.

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