published Thursday, July 14th, 2011

VW labor leaders meet with union

A German newspaper says that United Auto Workers officials met with Volkswagen AG labor representatives to discuss organizing workers at the company’s Chattanooga plant.

Handelsblatt reported that the meeting followed encounters between UAW President Bob King and top German labor officials, and its purpose was to explain the system of labor representation at Volkswagen.

King has said he wants to organize one of the so-called foreign-owned auto plants located mostly in Southern states.

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fairmon said...

Why would workers with good compensation packages want to pay union dues? I bet he wants to organize not one but all of them. That would be a real income boost for the UAW.

July 14, 2011 at 4:32 p.m.
hambone said...

harp, your 1st sentence makes an assumtion.

July 14, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.
fairmon said...

What might that assumption be hambone? I am familiar with their compensation package, their hiring process and how much VW is having to invest in employee training and development.

July 14, 2011 at 5:05 p.m.
rolando said...

It the union gets in under their own terms and conditions, good-bye VW Chattanooga. If they don't have it their way, then the Labor Relations Board will somehow find VW at fault and force them to unionize or move out...in which case it is good-bye jobs.

July 14, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.
Lucky14 said...

All VW plants except the one in the US are already unionized where employees receive higher pay than the employees in the US.

July 15, 2011 at 10:17 a.m.
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