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The United Auto Workers union said Monday it was ending its legal challenge to a union election in February in which voters at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, narrowly rejected forming a German-style works council.

The Detroit-based union said it was withdrawing objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board — ahead of a hearing scheduled for Monday in Atlanta.

UAW President Bob King said in a statement the decision was made "in the best interests of Volkswagen employees, the automaker, and economic development in Chattanooga."

King said the UAW based its decision on the belief that the NLRB’s "historically dysfunctional and complex process potentially could drag on for months or even years."

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UAW Drops Challenge To VW Labor Vote Citing Too Much Red Tape

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