NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Volkswagen has certified that the United Auto Workers union has qualified for the top tier of the German automaker's labor policy at its plant in Tennessee.
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The company confirmed to The Associated Press Monday afternoon that that the UAW had signed up at least 45 percent of workers at the Chattanooga plant.
A policy unveiled last month stops short of recognizing a union for collective bargaining purposes. But for the first time, it guarantees regular access to plant meeting space and regular meetings with management.
The UAW lost a contentious union vote at the plant in February.