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Politics Anti-union vote at Tennessee VW plant: biggest election of 2014, or duh? (+video)

A debate ensues over the import of last week's vote in which workers at a VW plant in Tennessee said no thanks to joining the United Auto Workers – even though Volkswagen itself wouldn't have minded.

By Staff writer / February 19, 2014

Erik Schelzig/AP/File

How much to read into last week's decision by autoworkers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., to refuse to join the United Auto Workers? Depending on whom you heed, it's either more a more important vote than the forthcoming November elections or it amounts to business as usual (yawn) in the union-averse South.