The New York Times featured the issue of unionization at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant Tuesday, highlighting how many voices on the issue are coming from people outside of the factory.

Officials such as Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker and leaders of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce have all weighed in on the issue.

Lawyers with the National Right to Work Legal Foundation have helped VW employees file charges related to unionization with the National Labor Relations Board; andMatt Patterson, executive director of new Center for Worker Freedom, has also weighed inon the issue.

Clickhereto read the entire NYT article.


According to recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership has declined in the past decade. Click here for more on that.

Read more here and here about the NLRB charges and plans for appeal.

Bob King, head of the United Auto Workers Union, said he expects to be in the local VW plant by summer. Click here to read about that.