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"We will not give up the union fight at VW-TN" says VW Works Council

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The United Auto Workers opened their 36th constitutional convention in Detroit Monday, facing questions about how to move forward after the 44 vote loss earlier in 2014 at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen facility.

The vote for VW workers to be represented by the UAW was littered with political and union statements as workers ultimately decided against the UAW in a 712 to 626 vote.

The four-day long convention at Detroit’s Cobo Center may present a change in the union’s leadership as outgoing president Bob King is expected to be replaced by Dennis Williams.

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Other new leaders are expected to be elected and one vice president position is may be eliminated, according to the Detroit News.

King is expected to give a “state of the union” address Monday, where he will outline the events of the last four years of his leadership.

"I think you’ll see representation at Volkswagen and at Mercedes and at BMW," King told Reuters in an interview Friday. "I think that within the next term, you will see the UAW get across the goal line on more than one.”

Earlier Monday, Volkswagen Works Council General Secretary Frank Patta told the UAW Constitutional Convention "We will not give up the union fight at VW-TN" via a UAW Twitter post.
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