VW letter to workers in United States confirms talks with UAW
APNASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Volkswagen managers have confirmed in a letter to employees that the automaker is in talks with the United Auto Workers about establishing a German-style “works council” at its Tennessee assembly plant.
September 7, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The letter, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, said the talks with the UAW center on “the possibility of implementing an innovative model of employee representation for all employees.”
The letter is signed by the plant's chairman and CEO, Frank Fischer, and by Sebastian Patta, the facility's vice president for human resources. A VW spokesman declined to comment.