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VW may take months on Chattanooga UAW issue

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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 Chattanooga plant, company officials said on Wednesday.

Talks with the United Auto Workers are likely to continue into next year, said Sebastian Patta, human resources chief at the factory, according to Reuters.

VW must resolve some complex legal issues before setting up a U.S. works council. "This is a very sensitive subject and we have only just started the dialogue."

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