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UAW confirms VW talks about Tennessee plant

Published: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union confirmed Friday that it’s in talks with Volkswagen about representing workers a factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The union said its representatives met with VW officials last week in Wolfsburg, Germany, to discuss a German-style “works council” at the plant as well as full UAW representation.

Only one U.S. plant owned by foreign automakers has UAW representation, a Mitsubishi factory in Normal.

– The Associated Press

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