VW employees decide to form a union, marking a significant victory for organized labor

In a huge win for organized labor in the US, Volkswagen employees have decided to join the United Autoworkers Union (UAW).

VW employees decide to form a union, marking a significant victory for organized labor
VW employees decide to form a union, marking a significant victory for organized labor
According to the unofficial vote tally conducted by the union on Friday night, 73% of Tennessee workers voted in favor.It gave the United Auto Workers (UAW) its first electoral victory at a Southern auto plant in decades.The factory had faced strong political opposition in the two previous votes that had failed, including one in 2019.

However, perceptions of organized labor seem to be changing.

Since the outbreak, there has been a surge in strikes and unionization petitions in the US, attracting workers from many industries, such as college basketball players, tech contractors, Hollywood actors, and Starbucks baristas.

The union will now represent employees in Chattanooga, the only VW factory in the United States, in collective bargaining over matters like wages and working conditions.

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