NLRB certifies union vote of VW workers in Tennessee

Written by Ethan Bernard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has certified the results of Volkswagen workers’ election to join the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in Chattanooga, Tenn.

“Volkswagen and union workers around the world have a long history of successfully building vehicles together, and we are jointly committed to a strong and successful future at Volkswagen Chattanooga with the UAW,” the union and Volkswagen said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Recall that earlier this month, a wide majority of Chattanooga workers at the assembly plant voted to join the UAW, with only 27% voting against unionization.

“Both sides are now focused on collective bargaining and entering negotiations in the spirit of working together to reach a fair agreement and build world-class automobiles together,” the union and automaker said.

In December, UAW President Shawn Fain laid out the union’s strategy to unionize non-union auto workers in the US.

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