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US: the UAW stops battling VW’s Tennessee plant vote results


In February, the United Auto Workers lost a unionization ballot at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee facility – which it immediately contested. Now, surprising everybody, the union has retired its legal challenge. While the union bet heavily on its ability to finally make its way into organizing foreign-owned auto plants in the US South – a region traditionally free of any unions – ...
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