VW Employees Could Determine Future of UAW
June 13, 2019—Starting today through Friday, more than 17,000 workers at the Volkswagen (VLKAF) plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. will vote on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to represent them, according to CNN Business. The union lost in a similar vote five years ago.
The Volkswagen plant would boost UAW’s spiraling membership—more than 1 million in the 1980s and down to 155,000 workers today from GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler.
That fact, the report said, could prove pivotal for the future of the UAW in general.