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UAW says union won't cost local jobs at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant

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If Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant lands a new product and hundreds more jobs, locals won't stand in line behind United Auto Workers members from other factories to find work if the union gets in, a UAW official said Friday.

Meanwhile, a group of VW workers trying to keep the UAW from organizing the plant said they have raised their anti-union petition count to more than 600 signatures of hourly employees.

The activity engulfing the factory comes as top VW officials in Germany weigh whether to recognize the UAW using authorization cards purportedly signed by a majority of plant workers or require an election by secret ballot.

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