Sunday, February 16
(Chattanooga, TN) -- Autoworkers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant are saying no to union representation. In another blow to the declining Auto Workers Union, employees voted down the union at the Chattanooga plant. An official overseeing the vote which ended Friday night said a majority voted 712 to 626 against UAW representation. Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker announced during the three-day voting that VW would announce new investment in the plant if the union lost the vote. UAW membership has sunk 75 percent since 1979 at now stands at just under 400-thousand.