VW Union Vote Presents Test For Southern Labor Strategy

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 7:32 PM EST) -- Much will be at stake for workers at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant when they vote next week on whether they want the United Auto Workers to represent them, but experts say even more is at stake for the union, which is hoping to get a toehold in a part of the U.S. long resistant to unionization efforts and to establish a new, more cooperative organizing model.

The union, which had previously pushed for recognition based on authorization cards signed by workers at the plant, announced...
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