Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened today to try to
block further investments by the German carmaker in the U.S. South if
its workers there are not unionized, Reuters reported today.
"I can imagine fairly well that another VW factory in the United
States, provided that one more should still be set up there, does not
necessarily have to be assigned to the South again," said Bernd
Osterloh, a member of VW's powerful supervisory board and head of VW's
"If co-determination isn't guaranteed in the first place, we as
workers will hardly be able to vote in favor" of potentially building
another plant in the U.S. South, said Osterloh, who was quoted in the
German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.