May 23, 2019 – Southern Momentum, a grassroots group of Volkswagen Chattanooga workers who oppose the United Auto Workers (UAW), released the following statement in response to an advertisement paid for by the Center for VW Facts that appeared in today’s Chattanooga Times Free Press. The Center for VW facts was created by a UAW member and Michigan political consultant.
“Thousands of Chattanooga families depend on the success of Volkswagen Chattanooga and our suppliers, and by tearing down the company, the UAW and its cronies are showing yet again that they do not care about our future,” said CB Bitton, a team lead at Volkswagen Chattanooga. “The disgusting public attacks and increasing intimidation and harassment are desperate and sickening but not at all surprising given the UAW’s track record.”
Southern Momentum first formed ahead of the 2014 election at the Volkswagen Chattanooga facility, which the UAW lost by a vote of 712 to 626. Workers looking for more information can email [email protected].