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UAW appeals VW plant election to U.S. labor board

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
The UAW filed an appeal today with the federal government, asking it to set aside the results of an election last week where workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted not to join the union.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

At VW, labor is full partner -- please tell southern U.S. politicians

8:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Especially in an election year, I expect political rhetoric over UAW organizing in the South. But, frankly, I was shocked by two southern politicians so eager to score points with local conservative voting bases that they insulted half the board members of the German automakers whose plants they so covet.... Read More »

 

S.C. governor tells unionized companies to stay away

2:44 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, in the wake of the UAW's failed attempt to organize Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, is advising companies with union work forces to stay out of her state.... Read More »

 

Fresh from win over UAW at VW, Norquist vows anti-union push

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Fresh from helping to defeat a unionization drive at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee, Republican lobbyist Grover Norquist outlined an anti-union strategy that ties labor to liberals, with the long-term goal of sapping union financial support for Democrats.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

VW labor chief: U.S. South investments may be blocked if workers aren't unionized

Feb. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the U.S. South if its workers there are not unionized.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

VW labor chief: U.S. South investments may be blocked if workers aren't unionized

8:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened today to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the U.S. South if its workers there are not unionized.... Read More »

 

Toyota says union demand for pay hike is surprisingly high

6:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Toyota, Japan's largest manufacturer and employer, said the wage increases labor unions have demanded going into annual negotiations this year were "surprisingly high."... Read More »

 

Fat profits put 2-tier pay on UAW agenda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
As billions of dollars in profits pile up for the Detroit 3, so does resentment within the UAW toward the two-tier wage system that has helped produce those profits.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

Conservative group's anti-union effort to target more U.S. plants

8:39 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
The Center for Worker Freedom, a conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign by the UAW in Tennessee, will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said on Monday. The group plans to renew its battle against the UAW at so-called "transplants" in Alabama and Mississippi where the union wants to organize.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

UAW regroups after stinging VW setback

12:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2014
The UAW could be forced to reconsider its efforts to organize workers at foreign-owned factories in the U.S., labor experts say, as the union vowed to keep fighting after losing a closely watched vote at VV's Tennessee plant.... Read More »

 

VW works council will pursue labor representation at U.S. plant

Feb. 16, 2014 17:11 CET
VW's works council said it would press on with efforts to set up labor representation at the automaker's U.S plant after workers there voted against any such step involving the United Auto Workers union.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

REACTION: 'We're not leaving Chattanooga'

5:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
A roundup of what labor experts, UAW leaders, union supporters and opponents, and others are saying about the UAW's organizing setback at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.:... Read More »

 

VW workers reject union organizing drive at U.S. plant

Feb. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Workers at VW's U.S. plant voted to reject union representation, dealing a devastating loss to the United Auto Workers union, which saw the factory as its best chance to gain a toehold at a foreign-owned assembly plant in the country's southern states.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

VW to build SUV in Tennessee, Corker reasserts

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Saturday doubled down on his claim that Volkswagen AG will build a new mid-sized SUV at its assembly plant in Tennessee now that the UAW has been turned away.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

UAW rejected in organizing vote at VW plant in Tenn.

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga voted 712-626 to reject UAW representation. UAW President Bob King said the union would review its organizing strategy in light of the stinging setback, and decide in the coming days whether to appeal on grounds that third-party union opponents influenced the vote.... Read More »

 

UAW vote at VW plant nears finish line

5:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga had just a few hours left on Friday to cast their ballots in a vote that could decide whether the once-powerful UAW will gain a foothold in the foreign-owned auto industry that has sprung up in the American South.... Read More »

 

Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
President Barack Obama today waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than American workers.... Read More »

 

Chattanooga mayor: Don't 'let politics trump jobs'

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Regardless of how Volkswagen workers vote on UAW representation, Chattanooga's mayor has just one thing on his mind: winning a plant expansion to build a new SUV.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

UAW vote at VW: not the top story in Chattanooga?

10:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Reporters have descended on Chattanooga from all over the country to see the result of the UAW vote that concludes today. But here in town, the election at Volkswagen AG's plant may not even be the most closely watched vote.... Read More »

 

Union foes tie VW vote to Detroit's woes

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Union opponents are warning employees that voting for the UAW this week at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit. Balloting ends Friday for about 1,550 workers at the plant where Volkswagen managers pledged to stay neutral before the vote.... Read More »

 

VW counters Corker, says new product not linked to UAW vote

10:09 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Volkswagen, in a brief but bluntly worded statement Thursday, said a vote this week on UAW representation at its Chattanooga plant would have no bearing on whether it will build a new crossover vehicle there.... Read More »

 

Japanese auto workers seek pay raises amid soaring profits

8:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Labor unions at all of Japan's automakers are seeking an increase in base salaries and bonuses, as companies including Toyota and Honda forecast record profits this fiscal year.... Read More »

 

Corker urges VW workers to reject UAW

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee today urged workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga to vote down UAW representation this week, saying the union drive is already hurting efforts to recruit other companies.... Read More »

 

Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Volkswagen AG has been soliciting subsidies from Tennessee and Mexico, hoping to pick a production site this year for a mid-sized SUV due to go on sale in 2016. And it seems that this week's UAW election at the VW assembly plant in Chattanooga could tilt the competition in Mexico's favor.... Read More »

 

Dealers, small businesses get further delay in health-care coverage rules

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Employers with fewer than 100 workers, including many new-car dealers, won't have to provide health insurance until 2016 under the U.S. Affordable Health Care Act, as the administration said it would again delay a key requirement of the health law.... Read More »

 

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