- Workers at Volkswagen's (VLKAF) three-year-old plant in Chattanooga in Tennessee are due to start voting today on a proposal to allow the United Auto Workers to represent them.
- The ballot, which appears to be too close to call and lasts till Friday, is seen as having a major influence on the future of the union.
- If the UAW wins, it could target other foreign-owned plants in the South.
- However, if it loses, says Clark University professor Gary Chaison, "it will look like a union of yesterday: a once-powerful organization that has outlived its usefulness and no longer (has) appeal to the new workforce."
UAW future at stake as VW workers vote on unionization plan
Feb 12 2014, 05:06 ET