UAW wants new talks with Volkswagen to recognize union in Tennessee

May 7, 2015 6:49 PM

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UAW wants new talks with Volkswagen to recognize union in Tennessee

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers said on Thursday it wants to enter new talks with Volkswagen AG VOWG-p.DE about recognizing the union as collective bargaining agent for workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said the union made a renewed pitch to the German auto group after a recent filing with U.S. labor officials showed it is supported by 55 percent of hourly workers at the plant.

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