NLRB: No violations at VW plant in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board has determined that the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen did not violate federal labor laws last year in Chattanooga.

An investigation into possible violations began after workers filed complaints in the midst of the union’s organizing efforts at the plant.

UAW regional director Gary Casteel told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1itTtbU) that the ruling is a validation that there was no wrongdoing.

Volkswagen said in a statement that the decision confirmed its legal position.

National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said the decision was disappointing for the workers, but it did not come as a surprise.

The NRLB report recommends the complaints be dismissed.