Question Details

(solution) Volkswagen Case Study As part of your reading for this unit, you


Volkswagen Case Study

As part of your reading for this unit, you read the "Volkswagen wants the United Auto Workers" case study (Attached). Respond to the questions below in a 3-4 page paper. Be sure to include enough detail to provide context for your ideas and to demonstrate your understanding of these concepts. Also, be sure to include all necessary APA citations and a references page. Please submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document.

Questions

  1. Using the Internet, find current information related to this case. Provide a summary of the current situation (or resolution, if there is one) about this case. Be sure to incorporate current information about this case with your responses to the next two questions.
  2. What business objectives were Volkswagen managers trying to meet by allowing the UAW to organize its workforce in Chattanooga?
  3. Assuming that Local 42 succeeds in signing up workers, do you expect that Volkswagen's management will need to prepare for problems in collective bargaining with the union? Why or why not?

Requirements

  • Written communication:It should be free of errors, so that the overall message is clear.
  • APA formatting:Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style.
  • Number of resources:Minimum of two current credible business or professional resources, no older than five years. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed that minimum.
  • Parts of paper:
    • Title page.
    • Body of paper.
    • References page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

CRITERIA

Summarizes current information about the case; provides further context and traces the milestones of the case.

Describes business objectives Volkswagen managers were trying to meet by allowing union organizing at the company; provides examples to support the objectives.

Provides an opinion and explains whether management should anticipate problems in collective bargaining with the union; explains the position by citing examples from the case study and current news about the case.

Writes in a scholarly manner by providing validation and scholarly evidence. Writing is free from grammatical and mechanical errors, adheres to APA style, is concise, and ideas are cohesive and logical.


Volkswagen wants the United Auto Workers

 

The United Auto Workers? failure in organizing the workers of Volkswagen?s

 

Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant was surprising because the election campaign

 

had been so unusual. It is typical for management to discourage a union, but

 

Volkswagen seemed to welcome the UAW to the plant, where 2,400 workers

 

assemble Passat sedans. The union had partnered with the IG Metall union in

 

Germany, where VW is headquartered and where union membership is an

 

accepted part of business. There, VW and IG Metall had a cooperative

 

relationship in which the workers served on a works council, a formal committee

 

that negotiates with management about how to handle production issues. VW

 

has similar arrangements in its other international facilities and hoped to set up

 

a works council in Chattanooga. Management believed this would require that

 

workers first belong to a union. In an unusual move, the company allowed UAW

 

organizers to campaign inside the factory.

 

In spite of this favorable context, the workers voted 712 to 626 against the

 

union in February 2014. While some workers were attracted to the idea of a

 

works council, others worried that the UAW?s presence would create conflict and

 

divisions. Some said they disliked the union?s support for political candidates

 

whose views they disagreed with.

 

The UAW?s initial response was to appeal the vote to the National Labor

 

Relations Board, citing interference from outsiders. The governor had said he

 

doubted the state would go ahead with plans to offer VW incentives for locating

 

in Chattanooga if the plant became unionized. Senator Bob Corker had said he

 

had information that VW would not build a second production line in

 

Chattanooga if the union vote passed. Conservative political groups posted antiunion billboards around Chattanooga. Believing these actions made the vote

 

unfair, the union asked the NLRB to order a new election.

 

But in another surprise, the UAW dropped the appeal two months later. The

 

union?s president at that time, Bob King, said he feared the appeal process

 

?could drag on for months or even years.? Ordering a new election could take

 

two years, whereas accepting the election?s results would allow the union to

 

campaign again in another year.

 

More surprises followed in July. The UAW announced that it had reached a

 

consensus with Volkswagen. The company invited UAW Local 42 to sign up

 

workers voluntarily, and the union would partner with management to set up a

 

works council. Local 42 would prioritize ensuring the company?s growth and

 

developing a training program for employees. That same month, VW announced

 

that it would expand the Chattanooga plant to build midsized SUVs, adding

 

about 2,000 new jobs.

 


Solution details:

Pay using PayPal (No PayPal account Required) or your credit card . All your purchases are securely protected by .
SiteLock

About this Question

STATUS

Answered

QUALITY

Approved

DATE ANSWERED

Sep 13, 2020

EXPERT

Tutor

ANSWER RATING

GET INSTANT HELP/h4>

We have top-notch tutors who can do your essay/homework for you at a reasonable cost and then you can simply use that essay as a template to build your own arguments.

You can also use these solutions:

  • As a reference for in-depth understanding of the subject.
  • As a source of ideas / reasoning for your own research (if properly referenced)
  • For editing and paraphrasing (check your institution's definition of plagiarism and recommended paraphrase).
This we believe is a better way of understanding a problem and makes use of the efficiency of time of the student.

NEW ASSIGNMENT HELP?

Order New Solution. Quick Turnaround

Click on the button below in order to Order for a New, Original and High-Quality Essay Solutions. New orders are original solutions and precise to your writing instruction requirements. Place a New Order using the button below.

WE GUARANTEE, THAT YOUR PAPER WILL BE WRITTEN FROM SCRATCH AND WITHIN A DEADLINE.

Order Now