SEIU international president Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement regarding the UAW election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga:
“I am so proud of the workers at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant for sticking together and trying to make their voices heard,” Henry said. “They are an inspiration to a growing movement of working people across the nation who are uniting for good economy-boosting jobs.”
“The courage that the Volkswagen workers showed over the past three days in the face of an aggressive anti-worker campaign by special interests and anti-worker politicians is an inspiration to all workers.
“This setback won’t stop working people from continuing to unite for a better future. Whether it’s auto workers, fast food workers, Walmart workers, or healthcare workers, more and more people are joining together at work to make their voices heard. We know that if we can join together we have the strength in numbers to raise wages, improve working conditions and make the economy work for all of us.”