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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 21, 2014

The United Auto Workers (UAW) has dropped its appeal of the failed February vote to unionize workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, the UAW announced this morning. At the same time, reported, the union called on Congress to specifically investigate Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s use of federal funds as a part of a $300 million incentive package that his administration appeared to have used as leverage against the UAW. This major development came as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was set to begin hearings on the UAW appeal. The union had wanted the NLRB to order new elections, claiming third-party interference tainted the vote. In the announcement, UAW President Bob King noted that the NLRB process could take months or years. The union also cited efforts by Haslam and U.S. Senator Bob Corker to fight UAW subpoenas requiring them to testify about their involvement in the anti-union effort.