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Corker: Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga was off if UAW won

UAW says Chattanooga local at over 670 members

While the United Auto Workers says its Chattanooga local has signed up more than 670 Volkswagen workers, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the VW plant expansion would not have happened had the union won the factory's February election.

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