Monday, May 8, 2017

Paulo Augusto Lacaz, sign this to stop Volkswagen’s anti-union tactics

de:Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIOpeoplepower@aflcio.org
responder a:peoplepower@aflcio.org
para:sccbesme.humanidade@gmail.com
data:8 de maio de 2017 15:40
assunto:Paulo Augusto Lacaz, sign this to stop Volkswagen’s anti-union tactics
enviado por:actionnetworkmail.aflcio.org


Tell Volkswagen to End Its Anti-Union Campaign at Its Chattanooga Plant
The petition to Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller says the following:
End union-busting and abuse of workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Paulo Augusto Lacaz,
Working people from the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be headed to Germany for the company’s shareholder meeting this week.
They’ll have one simple message: Respect our right to bargain together for a better workplace.
Skilled trades workers voted in 2015 to come together in a union, so they could make a good living and support their families. But Volkswagen executives have refused to sit down and negotiate with workers since the vote, even ignoring a National Labor Relations Board ruling last year that ordered the company to the negotiating table.
Working people at the Chattanooga plant have been fighting nasty anti-union tactics for years now. In 2014, Tennessee politicians and out-of-state, right-wing interests ran a dirty campaign to get workers at the plant to vote against forming a union. Tennessee lawmakers did everything they could to silence the voice of workers, even going so far as to threaten to take away economic incentives from Volkswagen if they allowed people at the plant to join together in a union.
Volkswagen has continued with these deceitful tactics. The company’s refusal to negotiate with skilled trades workers is not only a reversal of its pre-election statements, but violates its own Declaration on Social Rights and Industrial Relationships.
But working people at the plant aren’t giving up. They’re taking a stand this week, and they need your support.
In Solidarity,
Tefere
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Tefere Gebre
Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO

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