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VW labor leader links SUV with works council

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

A top Volkswagen labor leader says that forming a German-style works council labor board at the Chattanooga factory is important if the plant wants to produce other VW vehicles.

"We know how important that (second) vehicle is for Chattanooga," said Bernd Osterloh, according to Reuters.

Osterloh, head of VW's global works council, said he plans to meet politicians along with supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers in the next few weeks. Osterloh was slated to visit the Chattanooga plant and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam last week but his plane was grounded due to mechanical problems in Germany.

An auto industry analyst said the potential new SUV is important to VW's plans to grow its sales in the U.S.

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