Chat­tanooga Volk­swa­gen work­ers vote to join UAW

Chattanooga Volkswagen workers vote to join UAW

Volk­swa­gen work­ers in Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee, vot­ed over­whelm­ing­ly to join the Unit­ed Auto Work­ers union on Fri­day.
Two pre­vi­ous attempts to join the union in the past few years had been sound­ly defeat­ed. Friday’s vote, orga­nized by the Nation­al Labor Rela­tions Board, saw 73%, 2,628 peo­ple, vote in favor. Vot­er turnout was 83.5%.
The vote was seen by many as the first major test of the UAW union’s renewed efforts to union­ize fac­to­ries with­out unions, the Asso­ci­at­ed Press report­ed.
“I think it’s the real­i­ty of where we are and the times that we’re in,” UAW pres­i­dent Shawn Fain said after the result. “Work­ers are fed up in being left behind.”
“This gives work­ers …