Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG’s top labor leader said he’ll continue to fight for a German-style works council at the automaker’s plant in Tennessee after a majority of employees voted against joining the United Auto Workers union.

“Outside conservatives created a massively anti-union sentiment,” Bernd Osterloh, a VW supervisory board member and head of the automaker’s works council, said in a statement. “It’s possible that one would come to the conclusion that this influence represents an ‘unfair labor practice.’”

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