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Saturday, February 15, 2014

VW workers say ‘NO’ to unionization

After three days of secret-ballot voting, employees of the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen VG plant rejected attempts by the United Auto Workers to unionize the autoworkers.

If the German-based company’s Chattanooga workers had voted in favor of unionization, it would have been the first time that the UAW represents workers of a foreign company.

In the secret-ballot, which is intended to prevent intimidation from outside parties by protecting voters’ identity, Volkswagen workers rejected an UAW takeover by a vote of 712 to 626. (Continues)

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