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UAW Files Objections Over VW Election
With NLRB, Alleges Third-Party Coercion

Feb. 21, 2014, 5:00 AM

The United Auto Workers filed objections with the National Labor Relations Board Feb. 21, alleging coercive third-party interference with the unsuccessful Feb. 12-14 representation election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant (Volkswagen Grp. of Am. Inc.).

In the weeks leading up to the election, Tennessee politicians and private groups repeatedly threatened the “diminishment of job security if the workers vote for the union” until their message “was known to every potential voter in this extremely high visibility campaign,” the UAW wrote. It urged the NLRB to set aside the results and conduct another secret-ballot election.

The board reported...

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