The United Auto Workers withdrew its appeal of an historic failed election at the last minute, because it knew it had gotten all it was going to get out of the process.
The union says politicians poisoned the well for its election at Volkswagen, which may be true -- but it's going to be tough to prove.
The loss will make it even harder for unions organize foreign automakers across the south.
Workers are voting today at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant on whether to join the auto workers' union. The junior senator from Tennessee has been on the warpath against it.