June 15, 2019 – Southern Momentum, a grassroots group of Volkswagen Chattanooga workers who oppose the United Auto Workers (UAW), today released the following statement on the results of the election at the facility. Workers rejected the UAW by a vote of 833 to 776.
“We could not be more excited about the outcome of the election,” the workers said. “We are happy for our families, for Volkswagen Chattanooga, and for our community. What started as just a handful of us grew into a force of hardworking employees determined to better educate voters about the decision before them. And now all of us have spoken. We are grateful for those in the community who rallied behind our efforts and thankful to our fellow workers who joined us along the way. We will continue to advocate for the best interests of our families and for the future of Volkswagen Chattanooga and look forward to getting back to what we do best: working as one team to build quality cars.”
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 interested in staying engaged with Southern Momentum can email [email protected] or follow along on Facebook here.