Statement on Behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers
Let Chattanooga workers vote. After insisting for the last four years that they would only agree to a vote of all production and maintenance workers, Volkswagen has now blocked just such a vote. VW’s manipulation of the NLRB process to halt a vote of its workers is a travesty.
Free, democratic elections are a cornerstone of American life, whether it’s the PTA or President of the United States. After all these years, why in the world is it okay to deny Chattanooga workers their vote of yes or no?
Volkswagen’s actions in this matter are the definition of duplicity. In the wake of the recent dieselgate scandal, it is shocking that Volkswagen continues to employ such a strategy.
Chattanooga workers have a simple message to the politicians and political appointees in Washington D.C. and the Volkswagen corporate brass – Let us vote!