Southern Momentum 'excited' about Volkswagen union vote outcome

Signs for and against unionization are in a roundabout along Volkswagen Drive in front of the Volkswagen plant Friday, June 14, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Results from the Volkswagen union election will be released later tonight.

Southern Momentum, a grassroots group of Volkswagen Chattanooga workers who opposed the United Auto Workers in this week's election, said they "could not be more excited" about the union's defeat.

"We are happy for our families, for Volkswagen Chattanooga, and for our community," workers said in a statement. "What started as just a handful of us grew into a force of hard-working employees determined to better educate voters about the decision before them. And now all of us have spoken."

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