UAW votes on union at Volkswagen plant

Published On: Feb 10 2014 07:35:46 PM EST

Workers to decide if they want union representation.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -

The United Automobile Workers will vote starting Wednesday to determine whether or not the U.S. plant that makes Volkswagen vehicles in Chattanooga gets union representation.

The German automakers want a European-style works council, which is an employee advisory team. But U.S. labor law requires unionization to consider the council.

Volkswagen is the first transplant automaker not to fight the UAW vote. More than half of the workers have already signed saying they want the UAW.

A full-court press was laid down by local government on Monday. There has been a push telling UAW and Volkswagen that this concept is not welcome. The belief is they will not get any future tax breaks to expand the plant if they decide to go with UAW.

The pressure has not been allowed in the plant. It's strictly being covered by the UAW vote.

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