UAW Leaders: Consensus Reached With Volkswagen

DETROIT (AP) – United Auto Workers leaders say they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee.

The union in February suffered a bitter setback in its effort to organize its first foreign-owned plant in the South when workers at the Chattanooga plant rejected UAW representation.

UAW officials say the creation of Local 42 will avoid the need for another election that could involve “third-party interference.”

 

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