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United Auto Workers to represent some at Tennessee VW plant
United Auto Workers to represent some at Tennessee VW plant

In a significant victory for union efforts in the South, United Auto Workers has been certified to represent at least 45% of workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., a step just short of full collective bargaining rights. The vote by workers at the plant, certified late Monday, means the UAW qualifies as a "top-tier" labor group entitled to hold meetings on plant property and meet regularly with company representatives. "This is not a union recognition vote -- it doesn’t involve collective bargaining," said Arthur Wheaton, a professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. "But it does allow...

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