American VW wokers reject bid to unionise | Bangkok Post: news
But the 1,700-strong workforce at the factory rejected the move by a margin of 833-776 in a ballot that concluded Friday. "Pending certification of the results by the National Labor Relations Board and a legal review of the election, Volkswagen will respect the decision of the majority," said the carmaker's Chattanooga plant chief Frank Fischer. UAW organizing director Tracy Romero said the company had engineered a defeat in the vote through "fear and misinformation." A smaller ballot of 160 skilled workers at the plant passed by a wide margin the next year, but Volkswagen challenged the result. Political interference and the current state of US labor laws contributed to Friday's defeat, UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg said.