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Coalition of activists met for vigil on their right to organize a union

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Amidst the drama and coercion claims a coalition of community activists met Thursday night for an inter-faith vigil on their right to organize a union.

The candle light vigil was held at the Main Terrain Art Park with several leaders from area churches speaking out.

Members with "Chattanooga for Workers" say the local VW employers have already passed a majority vote in 'support' of unionizing.

Volunteers with the group say it's time their voice is heard.

The vigil comes on the heels of several VW workers filing a federal lawsuit against Volkswagen.  Claiming German VW officials are illegally coercing fellow workers into representation by the United Auto Workers Union.

In Tennessee, it is unlawful to deny employment because of affiliation or non-affiliation with a labor union.

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