VW Plant Workers Vote Down Union In Blow To Big Labor

Law360, New York (February 17, 2014, 2:21 PM EST) -- Workers at a Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee voted against union representation Friday, in a massive defeat for the United Auto Workers, which was aiming to make inroads in the South.

The Chattanooga plant workers voted 712 to 626 against joining the UAW, which blamed “a firestorm of interference and threats” for the disappointing result.

The three-day secret ballot election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, came after the union negotiated a collaborative agreement with Volkswagen Group of America.

“While we certainly would have liked...
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