Volkswagen's works council on Sunday said it aims to meet with labor experts in the United States to discuss how to form German-style labor representation at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, after workers at the factory voted against teaming up with the United Auto Workers union.

VW needs a labor union in the United States to help set up a works council in Chattanooga, where it builds the mid-sized Passat Sedan.

(Reporting by Jan Schwartz and Andreas Cremer; Editing by Janet Lawrence)