|de:||Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIOpeoplepower@aflcio.org|
|data:||8 de maio de 2017 15:40|
|assunto:||Paulo Augusto Lacaz, sign this to stop Volkswagen’s anti-union tactics|
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.
Sign the petition immediately to demand Volkswagen stop its anti-union campaign and we’ll make sure to include your signature in a petition at the Volkswagen shareholder meeting.
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.
Add your name immediately to the petition to tell Volkswagen to end its deplorable anti-union campaign at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant.
Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO