Leaders with the United Auto Workers Union have denied charges that they used inappropriate tactics to get employees to sign cards supporting unionization, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Gary Casteel, regional director in the Southeast for the UAW, told the Times Free Press that the cards signed clearly stated support for the UAW.
A UAW spokeswoman didn't respond to an email this week from Nooga.com requesting more information about this issue, and Casteel hasn't returned recent calls.
But earlier this week, eight VW employees filed federal charges with the National Labor Relations Board claiming that UAW representatives misled and coerced them to "forfeit their rights in what is now a 'card check' unionization drive."
The charges state that UAW organizers told VW workers that a signature on the card was to call for a secret ballot unionization election.
They also allege other improprieties in the card check process, such as using cards that were signed too long ago to be legally valid.
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