Don Jackson, manager of Volkswagen’s spanking-new plant in Chattanooga, dispelled rumors that unionization of the VW works is imminent. “No one from the UAW has visited the plant, or asked to visit,” Jackson told Bernie Woodall of Reuters. Jackson said that neither he nor anyone else at the new VW plant has been in contact with UAW representatives, and dismissed talks about the UAW representing workers at the plant as “speculation.”
When Reuters asked Jackson whether he would let UAW reps in, Jackson answered: “Probably not, unless the team members really want them to come in. It’s up to the team members to decide” if they want to be unionized.
“Team” meaning the workers.