Volkswagen will not grant immediate union recognition to its U.
S. workers and may take months to reach agreement on a German-style works council for its Tennessee plant, company officials said today.
Talks with the UAW are likely to continue into next year, said Sebastian Patta, human resources chief at the Chattanooga factory.
VW must resolve some complex legal issues before setting up a U.S. works council, Patta told Reuters. "This is a very sensitive subject and we have only just started the dialogue."