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The UAW GM National Council will vote on a new tentative deal Thursday in a potential end to the national strike that has idled GM plants. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Many of the workers for businesses that supply GM are out of work, too, because of the UAW strike. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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GM Suppliers Hurting From Autoworkers Strike, Too

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United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks in Detroit on July 16. The FBI is investigating allegations that Jones and other UAW officials accepted bribes. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams (from left), Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields and Ford Executive Chairman William Clay Ford Jr. at the opening of contract negotiations last July in Detroit. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize

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Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 12, 2013. The automaker announced a new policy Wednesday that would allow interaction with labor unions at the plant. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Volkswagen's car plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the company's only one in the U.S. Its employees voted this week on whether to join the United Auto Workers union. Volkswagen hide caption

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