UAW President Bob King says disappointed in vote at VW plant

UAW President Bob King says disappointed in vote at VW plant

February 15th, 2014 by Dave Flessner in Local - Breaking News

United Auto Worker's President Bob King speaks at the annual Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminar near Traverse City, Mich., in this file photo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

UAW President Bob King said he was "deeply disappointed" by the Volkswagen workers' vote against the United Auto Workers, but he insisted that the union will regroup and consider its options, which may include a challenge to the results because of what he said was interference by Tennessee Republicans.

'To lose by such a close margin is very, very difficult," King said. "We're also outraged by the outside interference in this election. Never before in this country have we seen a U.S. senator, a governor and a leader of the Legislature threaten the company with incentives and threaten workers with a loss of product.. That's outrageous."