Group eyes membership at VW plant
CHATTANOOGA, TN (AP) - A labor group seeking to rival the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee says it won't submit its list of members to the management until next month.
Members of the American Council of Employees tell a Chattanooga newspaper that they want a voice under the new labor policy Volkswagen announced in November that requires a minimum of 15 percent of workers to qualify for regular meetings with management and access to plant meeting space.
An independent auditor last week verified that the UAW had signed up at least 45 percent of the workers at the plant, qualifying the union for the top tier of the company's new labor policy.
The policy does not address collective bargaining or exclusive representation of workers.
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