UAW moves to hold unionization vote at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has announced that workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will hold a vote on unionization. This comes after the UAW secured historic contracts for workers at Detroit's Big Three automakers last year.

The union says a supermajority of eligible Volkswagen workers signed union cards to call for the election at the Chattanooga plant, the company's only assembly plant in the US. The facility employs about 4,100 workers who make the Atlas and ID.4. The union added that it is the only Volkswagen plant globally without any employee representation.

The vote comes after UAW President Shawn Fain vowed to organize workers at non-union automakers like Tesla, Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes. In November, Volkswagen announced that it would raise the pay of its factory workers in Tennessee by 11% following similar significant pay and compensation improvements announced by other foreign automakers.

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