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Senators Probe Volkswagen Conduct in Wake of Union Campaign (1)

May 21, 2019, 1:57 PMUpdated: May 21, 2019, 4:16 PM

Three U.S. senators are demanding answers from Volkswagen after the company pushed the federal labor board to delay a union election at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant.

In a May 21 letter to Volkswagen’s top North American executive, Scott Keogh, the senators said they have “deep concern” over the company’s anti-union conduct, as it contradicts Volkswagen’s stated neutrality.

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are behind the inquiry. They gave the company a week to respond to their 11 questions.

The congressional involvement comes after the United Auto Workers announced in April that it would...

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