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GOP’s Corker urges rejection of UAW at Volkswagen

February 11, 2014 • Business


FILE – In this March 21, 2012, file photo, workers walk by the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at the plant will decide in a three-day vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detroit’s troubles have been front and center in the heavy campaign by union opponents seeking to dissuade workers at Volkswagen’s lone U.S. assembly plant from voting for representation by the United Auto Workers.

Billboards near the Chattanooga plant have linked the UAW to shuttered auto plants in Detroit, and Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker repeatedly returned to the city’s bleak fate during a press conference Tuesday.

Corker said a UAW win at the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant would be a blow to the pro-business culture the city Login to read more

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