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UAW Withdraws Objection to Tennessee Election

The United Auto Workers union said Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of February's defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, saying it pulled its challenge because the process could have dragged on for years.The union had appealed the high-profile vote to the National Labor Relations Board arguing that "a firestorm of interference from politicians and special interest groups" had played a central role in causing workers to vote against the union.Workers at the plant narrowly voted against having the union represent them in labor negotiations, a move seen as a devastating blow for the UAW and the U.S. labor movement in general.In a statement, the UAW said the decision was made "in the best interests of Volkswagen employees, the automaker, and economic development in Chattanooga."The union's announcement came on the same day an NLRB  hearing was scheduled in Chattanooga to address the union's allegations.UAW President Bob King said the UAW based its decision on the belief that the N...

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