UAW LOCAL 42 SEEKS NLRB ELECTION FOR VOLKSWAGEN MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — UAW Local 42 today filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a representation election for employees in the maintenance, or skilled trades, unit of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. “A key objective for our local union always has been, and still is, moving toward collective bargaining for the purpose of reaching a multi-year

UAW Congratulates Volkswagen and Employees on New Product Line in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW, issued the following statement responding to Volkswagen’s announcement to add a new product line in Chattanooga: “The UAW congratulates Volkswagen employees, the company, and the citizens of Chattanooga and Tennessee on the addition of a new product line. This announcement is a major vote of confidence

UAW Advances Works Council Discussions with Volkswagen Group of America

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today released the following statement from Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and head of the union’s transnational department, regarding the progress of UAW Local 42 at Volkswagen in Chattanooga: “UAW Local 42, with advice and counsel from the International union, is advancing a German-style works council concept that we

UAW’s Casteel Responds to Announcement by AM General and Mercedes-Benz

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and vice chairman of the Daimler World Employee Committee, today released the following statement in response to AM General and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International’s announcement that Mercedes-Benz has selected AM General to produce the R-Class luxury vehicle at AM General’s assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind.: “We

UAW Responds to New Development at Volkswagen

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW, who heads the International Union’s Transnational Department, today released the following statement regarding Volkswagen’s verification of the membership of UAW Local 42: “We appreciate Volkswagen’s timely response in verifying UAW Local 42’s substantial membership level, which exceeds a majority of workers at the plant. “As anticipated,

UAW, workers condemn response from Mercedes in NLRB ruling

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.  UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at

UAW charters Local 42 at Volkswagen in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW today announced the formation of UAW Local 42, a new local union providing representation for employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business

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