CARLSBAD — Design workers at Chrysler Corp.'s Pacifica automotive design center on Thursday voted 13 to 3 in favor of joining the United Automobile Workers.
Unless Chrysler contests the vote tally, the results will be forwarded to the National Labor Relations Board for certification, according to a UAW Region 6 spokesman in Los Angeles.
"If there are no objections (by Chrysler), we could hear back from the NLRB in about 15 days," said UAW spokesman Marty Martinez, who added that once the vote tally is certified, "we'd make a request to sit down and bargain (with Chrysler) for an agreement."
"The NLRB conducted the election and UAW representation was approved," a Chrysler spokesman said Tuesday in Los Angeles. "It was a legitimate election. The employees wanted UAW representation and they won, so we'll honor their wishes to be represented by UAW."