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Unionization of Volkswagen plant in Tennessee could have big implications
- The UAW is closer to seeing the unionization of a Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK) plant in Tennessee based on the works council model popular in Germany.
- If the union is willing to move from its traditional model and the automaker is convinced to push forward, the next hurdle will be convincing Tennessee Republicans to step out the way.
- Ultimately, the development of a works council at the plant could be the first step in organizing unions at the U.S. locations of other foreign automakers.