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UAW Brings Charges Against Volkswagen

Posted at 8:54 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 21:54:49-05

The United Auto Workers is bringing charges against Volkswagen for refusing to bargain with a group of skilled workers who won a union vote at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee earlier this month.

The UAW's Local 42 says in a filing with the National Labor Relations Board that a Volkswagen representative on Monday declined to recognize or bargain with the union.
  
Volkswagen opposed the creation of a bargaining unit for 162 workers who are responsible for repairing and maintaining machinery and robots at the Chattanooga plant.
  
The federal labor panel last week certified the maintenance workers' 108-44 vote in favor of being represented by the UAW. It was the first time the union had won a vote among workers at a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.