By ERIK SCHELZIG/Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.

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The union in filings with the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday also alleges that a black employee was fired for taking photographs to support a claim of workplace discrimination and promised that “more charges will accumulate” until Volkswagen agrees to enter into collective bargaining with skilled-trades workers at the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant.

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The UAW charges that Volkswagen is making workplace changes without consultation with the maintenance workers who voted in December for union representation. The company is appealing the decision allowing the union vote to take place.

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