UAW Vote at Volkswagen: Expect A Winner Tonight
Both pro-and anti-union forces are predicting victory as workers at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant decide whether to allow the United Auto Workers to represent then. If the workers vote yes, VW will set up a works council with UAW participation at the plant--a first in the United States. Works councils are the norm at VW plants in Europe, but VW can't legally establish one in the U.S. unless workers are represented by a union such as UAW.
In a press release, Volkswagen officials say election results will be counted and announced after 10 p.m. Friday evening in Chattanooga.
Tune in to WUTC to learn whether pro- or anti-union forces have won this contentious battle.