stinkcat called it back in February (page 4, post 325):
VW workers in Tennessee reject UAW in devastating defeat for union
[quote=stinkcat_14]They had an election. The union advocates lost. Next thing you know the union side is going to try and thwart democracy.
In the latest news:
The South may get its first union at a foreign-owned automaker after all. Bucking an anti-union vote by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in February, the United Auto Workers Union and Volkswagen will announce Thursday the creation of a union local.
Participation in the local would be voluntary and not formally recognized by VW until a majority of 3,200 employees at the plant agree to join, according to The Tennessean. It’s unclear that number of employees would agree to join immediately, but pro-union workers lost narrowly in February’s vote, and Volkswagen has actively encouraged the creation of a union, threatening to pull back on expansion plans if workers cannot agree to form one.
It appears this is why the UAW pulled out of an April legal challenge to the lost vote, which was another thread where we discussed this issue.