VW's Frank Fischer says no link between Chattanooga UAW vote and SUV

photo Frank Fischer is the CEO of Chattanooga Operations for Volkswagen.

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The chief of Volkswagen's Chattanooga operations today said in a statement there's no tie between the union vote at the plant and where a new sport utility vehicle will be produced.

"There is no connection between our Chattanooga employees' decision about whether to be represented by a union and the decision about where to build a new product for the U.S. market," Frank Fischer said.

The comments come after U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday night that based on conversations he had, VW will produce the new SUV in Chattanooga should workers vote against the United Auto Workers.