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TN AFL-CIO Statement on UAW Vote at Volkswagen

TN AFL-CIO President Billy Dycus issued the following statement on the results of the election at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant.

“Once again, several Tennessee politicians felt the need to insert their unwanted opinions into an issue that did not concern them. Their baseless scare tactics were simply the recycling of tired arguments from 2014. The circumstances leading up to the vote are clear proof of the lack of respect that they have for their constituents to make their own decisions. Our state’s leaders should be ashamed of themselves and their behavior.

Despite the results of the election, this is not the end. Working people are continuing to organize throughout the entire country, including right here in the South. We commend our brothers and sisters with the United Auto Workers for their tireless efforts and look forward to what lies ahead for the labor movement.”

 

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