Obama plays nationalism card on union vote

Feb 14, 2014, 7:01 PM EST
Saxony Governor Stanislaw Tillich, Volkswagen Chairman Martin Winterkorn, German Vice Chancellor and Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Porsche Leipzig Managing Director Siegfried Buelow and Porsche Governing Board Chairman Wolfgang Porsche attend the official opening of the new Porsche Macan factory at the Porsche plant on February 11, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.
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A union vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee is poised to wrap up Friday evening, and is regarded as a potentially seminal moment given the anti-labor politics of most southern states. President Barack Obama, for his part, has suggested GOP pols are forgetting where their loyalty ought to lie.

Background:

Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant [Reuters]

Future of unions in South [Washington Post Wonkblog]