The future of the United Auto Workers — once one of the largest, most powerful unions in the United States — could be decided by just 1,570 workers at a Volkswagen AG plant here.

Voting that began Wednesday ends tonight, as production workers decide whether to form a German-style works council. If workers vote to join the UAW, the Detroit union would have its first victory in decades of unsuccessful attempts to organize foreign auto plants.

For three days, workers have been going to small town style voting booths to check “yes” or “no” on paper ballots. It was unclear Thursday night how many votes had been cast.

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Future Of UAW May Hinge On VW Vote

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