In the United States, Volkswagen employees vote to form a UAW union in Tennessee

Volkswagen employees in the US state of Tennessee voted by a large majority to form a union, according to results released on Friday April 19 by the car manufacturer

In the United States, Volkswagen employees vote to form a UAW union in Tennessee

Volkswagen employees in the US state of Tennessee voted by a large majority to form a union, according to results released on Friday April 19 by the car manufacturer.

Workers at the Chattanooga plant voted 73 percent to be represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) auto union. Until now, the union had not managed to establish itself in any of the non-American manufacturers, the vast majority of whom have taken up residence in the southern states of the United States.

An upcoming election planned in Alabama

“Volkswagen workers have just made history! “, declared the UAW in a message published on X. After successful negotiations among the three American giants of the sector, the powerful automobile union has the ambition to extend to foreign manufacturers present in the United States.

In addition to Volkswagen, the UAW has filed a request to hold a vote at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, to be held May 13-17, the National Labor Relation Board announced this week , responsible for the application of labor law.