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Fleischmann on UAW (United Auto Workers) Unionization Vote: “I am pleased that workers at the Volkswagen plant voted to preserve their ability to deal directly with their employer.”

June 15, 2019
Press Release

 

Fleischmann on UAW (United Auto Workers) Unionization Vote: “I am pleased that workers at the Volkswagen plant voted to preserve their ability to deal directly with their employer.”

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to the United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization vote:

“I am pleased that workers at the Volkswagen plant voted to preserve their ability to deal directly with their employer,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “There are many reasons I was concerned about the impact of the Michigan-based United Auto Workers union making East Tennessee their foothold in the South – most notably being their track record of failure in Detroit. Additionally, I believe that direct communication between workers and employers is best without the burdensome red tape historically imposed by unions. I sincerely hope that after this third failed attempt to unionize, this issue will not rise again, and Tennessee can continue to use its status as a right-to-work state to be an economic leader in the region and across the nation.”

833 employees voted against UAW representation and 776 employees voted in favor of UAW representation.

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