Auto industry: All eyes on Chattanooga

|By:, SA News Editor

Employee voting ends today at a Volkswagen (VLKAY) plant in Tennessee on the issue of joining the UAW.

The stakes are very high with the UAW still searching for its first representation at a plant of a foreign automaker.

The Big Three (GM, F, FIATY) are quiet on the issue, but wouldn't mind a more level playing field.

What to watch: There are close to 20 automobile plants in the South at risk of unionization if Chattanooga falls. A Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) factory in Alabama and Nissan (NSANY) location in Mississippi could be the first two on the list.