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UAW Vote at Volkswagen Confronts Union Aversion in South

Growing up in Tennessee, all Justin King ever heard about labor unions was that they were bad.

This week, after three years working at the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, King said he will vote to join the United Auto Workers, and the prospect of a union win has officials across the South on edge. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has tried to talk Volkswagen out of going along, warning that the vote will discourage other companies from investing in the state where only 6.1 percent of the workforce was in a union in 2013.