Gov. Bill Haslam against using card check for UAW at VW plant in Chattanooga

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NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he doesn't want Volkswagen to recognize the United Auto Workers based upon union authorization cards gathered last year after plant employees narrowly voted in February against UAW representation.

But the governor, who along with fellow Republican politicians has fought the UAW's unionization attempts at VW at virtually every turn, said it's premature to say whether his administration wouldn't offer state incentives to Volkswagen if that were to occur, The Nashville Post reported Tuesday.