Demos Denounces Unprecedented Political Interference in Volkswagen Worker Election


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NEW YORK, NY — In response to Friday’s vote at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant, Demos issued the following statement:

“The intensity of political interference to influence the union representation vote was unprecedented,” said Heather McGhee, incoming Demos President.

“All Americans should have an equal chance in our economy, and that requires employees having more of a say in the workplace,” said McGhee. “Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers deserve praise for their attempt to embrace a new model for giving workers a voice on the job. Enlightened employers and workers who are organizing in other sectors of our economy know that this kind of cooperation is good for business and essential in order to reverse the decades-long trend of declining wages, job quality, and benefits for most Americans.”

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