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UAW says workers at Ohio battery plant vote to join union

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( ) -q-24- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “decade or so.”

Workers at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio have voted to join the United Auto Workers union.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The UAW says that workers voted 710 to 16 for the union.

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VERBATIM: About 900 employees at the new plant near Warren, Ohio, are the first to decide on union representation at a battery plant. The vote is crucial to the future of the 372,000-member union. As batteries replace gas-powered engines, employees at GM engine and transmission factories will need places to work as their products are gradually phased out over the next decade or so.

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