(Chattanooga, TN) – The NAACP Tennessee State Conference released the following statement responding to the vote at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant not to unionize.

From Gloria J. Sweet-Love, President Tennessee NAACP State Conference:
“This is a disappointing setback in a long term effort to ensure better workplace conditions for all American workers,” stated Gloria Sweet-Love, President of the Tennessee NAACP.  “It is unfortunate that some outside voices engaged in deceptive and intimidation tactics to influences the plant workers.  We remain dedicated to protecting the rights of workers and their ability to stand together.”


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.  You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here.


Derek Turner
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