According to the Associated Press, Volkswagen Group of America officials said they plan to appeal a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that allows a unionization vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
The AP reported workers workers specializing in maintenance of machinery and robots at the Tennessee plant voted in favor of United Auto Workers’ union representation in December.
In its 2-1 ruling, the National Labor Relations Board said the company’s challenge of the union vote had “no substantial issues warranting review,” according to the AP report.
Volkswagen is on its heels after reporting nearly $18 billion in costs related to the recent diesel emissions scandal in the United States. That figure was well over the $7 billion the company projected. The company agreed with the federal government to by back as many as 482,000 diesel cars.
According to the AP report, Volkswagen has not specified where it will file its appeal.