(Chattanooga, TN) The United Auto Workers Union today announced it is dropping its complaint with the National Labor Relations Board regarding the February vote it lost at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.
The announcement came an hour before an NLRB hearing was scheduled to begin.
VW employees voted 712-626 to deny joining the UAW.
The UAW has failed to get any foreign owned automotive plants to unionize as most employees have said they are happy with their current working conditions.
The complaint centered on allegations Governor Bill Haslam used state financial incentives to interfere in the union vote.
UAW President Bob King said, “The UAW is ready to put February’s tainted election in the rearview mirror and instead focus on advocating for new jobs and economic investment in Chattanooga.”
Those who voted no to the union have told media they don’t feel the need for an outside group to come in and did not want to be forced to pay union dues.
Other workers thought the union could have been beneficial.
It’s likely the UAW will try once again to unionize the plant in 2015.