published Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Hearing for union revote at Chattanooga Volkswagen plant set for April 7

Should there be another UAW vote at VW?

The National Labor Relations Board has set a hearing in Chattanooga on April 7 on the United Auto Workers request for a revote on unionizing Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.

The hearing is slated for 9 a.m. at the Hamilton County Courthouse’s fourth floor, according to the NLRB.

The federal agency said the hearing will be conducted on consecutive days until it is completed and offered parties the chance to give testimony and to examine and cross-examine witnesses.

After the hearing, the NLRB said that an administrative law judge will prepare a report containing findings of fact, including resolutions of credibility of witnesses, and recommendations to the Board as to the disposition of the issue.

Within 14 days from the date of the issuance of the report, any of the parties may file exceptions with the Board in Washington, D.C. If no exceptions are filed, the NRLB may decide the matter upon the record or may make another disposition of the case, the Board said.

Last month, VW’s hourly workers at the plant voted 712 to 626 against unionizing the factory after a two-year organizing effort by the UAW.

The UAW later appealed the outcome to the NLRB, saying that statements by third parties tainted the election, and it requested a revote at the plant.

See Friday’s Times Free Press for more.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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