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UAW’s Chattanooga effort in high gear for local Volkswagen plant

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A Volkswagen worker performs diagnostics on a Passat before it is taken through a dyanometer in the assembly section of the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press A Volkswagen worker performs diagnostics on a Passat before it is taken through a dyanometer in the assembly section of the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Volkswagen employee Dave Gleeson says he and others at the Chattanooga assembly plant don't think much about how a victory for the United Auto Workers at the factory could reshape labor-management relations for the auto industry throughout the South.

Nor do the workers necessarily consider what's at stake for the UAW, which has hemorrhaged members over the past few decades.

"We're just trying to get what's right for us," said Gleeson, a member of an organizing panel seeking support for the union at the plant.

As summer winds down, the unionization bid at the plant that produces the Passat sedan at Enterprise South industrial park continues in high gear. While the effort has drawn attention from Nashville to Washington, D.C., and from Detroit to Germany, it's the plant's 2,000 or so rank-and-file employees who will decide what happens next.

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