No works council without representation. Those are the words of UAW President Bob King, in an interview with Autoline Detroit, when asked about a possible works council at VW’s Chattanooga assembly plant.
The Detroit Free Press quotes King as stating
“In the U.S., you can’t do a works council without the workers being in a union,” King said during the Autoline interview. “So if those workers want to have a works council in Chattanooga … then they would first become UAW members and then would bargain in a works council system.”
The full interview is scheduled to air on May 10. TTAC has previously covered the idea of a works council, and the interplay between the UAW and German union IG Metall.Feel free to brush up, because this is something we’ll be hearing a lot more about in the coming months.