US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander Statement on UAW Appeal of Chattanooga VW Vote

Friday, February 21, 2014Liz Wolgemuth 202-228-4729

NASHVILLE, Feb. 21 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the senior Republican on the Senate labor committee, today released the following statement on the UAW’s appeal to the National Labor Relations Board of last week’s election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant: 

“Labor laws are written to allow employees to decide whether they want a union, not to ensure that unions win. For thirty years, tens of thousands of  new auto jobs have raised Tennessee family incomes and our workers have decided in almost every case that they are better off union-free. The UAW may not like this, but that is the right of employees in a right-to-work state like Tennessee.”

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