Union supporters, opponents blanket Chattanooga

An anti-UAW billboard about two miles from the VW plant on Thursday, one day before the close of voting.

The closely watched vote by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee has attracted attention from national third-party union supporters and opponents, who have blanketed Chattanooga in recent weeks with billboards, radio spots and other messages. The Center for Worker Freedom, a project of the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform, has placed 13 billboards in Chattanooga. VW employees and their backers are also tapping social media to support the proposed UAW-VW partnership, and flooding the Twittersphere.

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