Union at Chattanooga’s VW plant could help worker safety advocates… — Volkswagen Worker

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Union at Chattanooga’s VW plant help worker safety, say

Two former Chattanooga Volkswagen employees said Friday working with a union benefit current workers by health and safety conditions at the

The former assembly line Lon Gravett and Ed Hunter, were the of a solidarity fundraiser put on by a local group, Chattanooga for Workers, and Junction, a Presbyterian ministry.

on the plant’s assembly line is a issue, said Chris of Chattanooga for Workers.

Workers don’t have a voice related to health and he said. It’s a significant they have.

But a Volkswagen spokesman said the company is 100 committed to the safety and well-being of its


For this reason, we have teams and processes set up to assure employees are conditioned for their that all jobs are set up in a safe and environment, and that any concerns can be and resolved quickly, said Wilson of VW in an email.

Gravett, 46, said he left the with an elbow injury.

good is it to get hurt there and is what happens, he said.

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43, left VW with a back He said he has worked at businesses went from a nonunion to a shop and the health and safety improved with collective

Brooks said the health and conditions in the plant have not talked about largely of a neutrality agreement VW signed the United Auto Workers up to February’s union vote. production workers voted by a 53 to 47 margin to reject the union. Gravett and Hunter were UAW

Wilson said VW’s plant is among the best North American automotive in terms of low injury rates. He the plant incident rate is versus an industry average of as reported by the Bureau of Labor

Wilson said the plant an on-site fitness center and clinic to support personal or concerns, that every team has a representative on an employee-led committee, and hourly workers a quarterly bonus based in on achieving good safety

In the rare event that an is injured on the job, we have rehabilitation, job modification and return-to-work he said. No employee who was determined to be on the job at Volkswagen has ever had their terminated for that reason or to receive compensation for their

Contact Mike Pare at or 423-757-6318.

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