VW management would let its managers tell workers of the dangers and costs of a union.
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The union bosses in Detroit wanted to swindle 1,550 workers at the Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee into joining the United Auto Workers union (UAW). It would have been the first union victory against the workers of the “transplant” companies such as Volkswagen, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, and other auto companies that have brought thousands of jobs to Right to Work states in America.

The VW workers voted 712 to 626 against creating a union that would then take their money in dues and claim to speak for all of them. The union lost.