United Auto Workers

'Non-union union' at Volkswagen plant loses certification

A group billing itself as an alternative to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum enrollment standards under the German automaker's internal labor policy.

Volkswagen announced to workers on Thursday morning that the UAW has once again been verified as representing at least 45 percent of workers at the plant, qualifying the union for the top tier of the policy, which enables the UAW to interact regularly with management and have a meeting space within the plant.

But Volkswagen has declined to recognize the UAW for the purpose of collective bargaining, and the union has expressed no interest in holding another contentious...

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