Attention ALL Freightliner UAW Members and their families interested in employment at Volkswagen,


All manufacturing workers across this country have been affected by our economic downturn, the auto crisis, flawed trade policies and the mass exodus of jobs being outsourced to countries with cheaper labor.  UAW members, some of the most highly skilled and productive workers in America, have been hit the hardest.  In addition, as union workers, we are experiencing the effects of a declining union membership and an alarming erosion of good wages.  The fair standard of living set by union workers is being replaced by a lower standard set by non-union companies as they grow and prosper.


We must all work together to help non-union workers organize and bargain the terms and conditions of their employment in the manufacturing industry.  The erosion of our standard of living will surely intensify unless non-union workers organize and unite with us to maintain it.


So what can we do?  We must ORGANIZE!  To do so, we must first help non-union workers understand what’s at stake without unionization.  It is an economic race to the bottom where only Corporations and CEOs will win!


How can you help yourself and your union brothers and sisters?  Apply for a job at Volkswagen and together we can help Volkswagen workers gain a united voice too.


Volkswagen is currently accepting applications for their new auto assembly plant in Chattanooga TN. Applicants interested in production positions may apply online at the web site: Applicants may access the web site from any computer with internet access. If they do not have access to a computer, they can visit any Tennessee Career Center to complete the online application, including:


Tennessee Career Center – Chattanooga
5600 Brainerd Road, Suite A-5
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Tennessee Career Center – Athens
410 Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303

Applicants for production positions must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have legal authorization to work in the U.S. Volkswagen plans to hire approximately 1,200 production team members. Initial hiring begins in the first quarter of 2010. Starting wages will be $14.50 per hour, gradually increasing to $19.50 per hour after 36 months. Team members will also be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance and retirement savings.

We are asking those of you who are interested in applying for a position, have a family member that wants to apply or have already applied, to please contact us immediately.  You can contact us by phone or email and include the following information: Name, address, phone number, current or former UAW Local Number and date of application.

It is very important that we all work together to make our Union stronger!


UAW Region 8 Atlanta Office

BY PHONE: (404) 584-9536