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Volkswagen Union Bid Tossed Out by Labor Board (2)

May 22, 2019, 3:45 PMUpdated: May 22, 2019, 7:47 PM

A petition to unionize Volkswagen’s 1,700 workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., must be dismissed, the National Labor Relations Board ruled May 22.

The directive is a setback for the United Auto Workers and means the union will have to refile its representation petition and start the unionizing process from the beginning.

That means new paperwork, a new NLRB regional hearing, and another delay in when a vote might take place.

NLRB Chairman John Ring and member Marvin Kaplan issued the order. They argued the UAW had no standing to file a union petition while some employees at the Volkswagen facility were...

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