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NLRB accuses Volkswagen of unfair practices

NLRB accuses Volkswagen of unfair practices

The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed an unfair labor relations complaint against Volkswagen for the German automaker's refusal to bargain with the United Auto Workers union at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

The UAW was elected to represent workers specializing in the maintenance and repair of robots and machinery at the Chattanooga factory on a 108-44 vote in December. But Volkswagen declined to engage in contract talks with the UAW while challenging an NLRB decision to allow the small group of workers to vote on unionization.

The federal labor panel rejected Volkswagen's challenge earlier this month in a 2-1 ruling that found skilled-trades...