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UPDATE: UAW Withdraws Volkswagen Election Objections

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UPDATE: The UAW announces Monday morning their withdrawl of objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board regarding February's vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively terminating the NLRB review process. UAW President Bob King said the decision, made before the 9 a.m. meeting, was made in the best interests of all parties, including the state's interest. King says the process could have potentially dragged on for years.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A National Labor Relations Board hearing is scheduled to get underway on Monday about the United Auto Workers' claim that Republican politicians and outside groups unfairly influenced the outcome of a union election at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

   The UAW's complaint was filed after Volkswagen workers rejected the union in a 712-626 vote in February.

   The UAW cited statements from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other GOP officials that the union said raised doubts about whether the plant would expand if workers there organized.

   Following the filing of the election challenge, documents have emerged showing the state tied its $300 million incentive package to the satisfactory outcome of the labor situation at the plant.

   Corker, Haslam and other officials are fighting UAW subpoenas to testify.


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