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UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen union vote
UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen union vote

NASHVILLE — The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should pressure Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant. The prolonged fight over labor issues at the Chattanooga facility appeared headed for a lengthy National Labor Relations Board appeal until the UAW announced an hour before a scheduled hearing that it was ending its challenge. The February vote went against the union, 712-626. Some GOP lawmakers had blamed the appeal for holding up expansion plans at the plant — and the UAW says that...

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