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Volkswagen workers vote to unionize in major win for organised labour

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2024
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Reuters

Volkswagen workers in the US have voted to join the United Autoworkers Union (UAW) in a massive victory for organised labour in the US.

Workers in Tennessee voted 73% in favour, according to the union's unofficial vote count on Friday night.

It handed the UAW its first election win at a car factory in the American South in decades.

Two prior votes at the factory, including in 2019, had failed, after stiff political opposition.

But attitudes toward organised labour appear to be shifting.

The US has seen an increase in...

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