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VW plant in Tennessee to vote on unionization

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers says employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant will vote Feb. 12-14 on whether they want the union to represent them.

The vote follows an agreement between the UAW and the German automaker, which decided not to challenge a unionization vote.

“A vote at Volkswagen, whatever the outcome, will send reverberations throughout the southern auto industry,” said Dennis Cuneo, a managing partner in the pro-management law firm Fisher & Phillips. Mr. Cuneo made his comments to Reuters by email.

In addition to Volkswagen, the UAW has organizing drives to attempt to represent workers at Nissan Motor Co. plants in Mississippi and Tennessee and at a Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama.

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