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The United Auto Workers, which lost a controversial organizing vote in February at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has nearly enough members in its newly formed local for the automaker to recognize it as exclusive bargaining agent for the plant, a top union official said on Friday.

If the union is able to prove to Volkswagen that it has support from a majority of the plant's approximately 1,500 hourly workers, VW can select it as the exclusive bargaining agent for all of them, despite the loss to UAW foes in the vote.

Gary Casteel, UAW secretary-treasurer, would not say how many VW workers are now UAW Local 42 members, but said there are enough to have won the February election. The UAW lost by a 712-626 count, which means that Local 42 has at least 670 members, which Casteel confirmed.



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