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February 11, 2014

UAW vote at Volkswagen confronts South’s union aversion

For decades, the South has been able to capitalize on its lower wages and lack of labor unions to lure companies and jobs. The UAW vote, which would make the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the first foreign-owned car factory in the U.S. with a labor union, threatens to change that, and both sides are working hard to steer the outcome their way.

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