UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Tennessee plant

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:24 AM

(Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union on Monday said it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference to the result of a February election it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee.

UAW President Bob King, in a statement issued by the union Monday morning, said the process of objecting to the National Labor Relations Board could have dragged on for months if not years.

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King and the UAW announced the withdrawal just hours before the start of an NLRB hearing in Chattanooga.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)