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Volkswagen's Two-Front Fight: U.S. Regulators and German Unions

  • VW brand chief under fire for plan to boost productivity
  • Labor leaders doubt goals can be met without job losses

As Volkswagen AG brawls with U.S. regulators over its cheating on emissions tests, the automaker faces a different fight back home: Labor leaders are questioning cost-saving measures that could free up cash as the company faces what will likely be billions of dollars in fines.

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