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The company has not been accused of safety non-compliance or denying breaks, but rather violation of workers’ rights to wear pro- or anti-union clothing at the facility, according to a Detroit News report.
A worker uniform policy implemented last year allegedly required most workers to wear company-issued pants and shirts, effectively barring workers from wearing shirts bearing union-related material.
The company argues that the program was not compulsory and merely aimed to reduce ‘vehicle mutilation’ during the assembly process, though a VW internal document submitted to the National Labor Relations Board noted that employees could wear their own undershirts but only if the garments did not have any writing on them.
The original article can be found at leftlanenews.com