UAW President Bob King said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at Volkswagen AG's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
, will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker.
In an interview with Reuters, King said, "Corporate VW acted with great integrity," in the run-up to last week's election.
"Our issue is really with outside third parties trying to threaten and intimidate both the company and workers," King said. "It was certainly not the company."