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Ford to move medium-duty truck line from Mexico to Ohio

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Ford, which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move truck production there from Mexico early in 2015.... Read More »

 

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Corker: Don't let the UAW silence public officials

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal today, accused the UAW of trying to silence public officials as part of the union's appeal of a failed organizing vote at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee assembly plant last month.... Read More »

 

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UAW faces second challenge in appeal of VW plant vote

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
An anti-union group representing some workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant on Friday moved to challenge the UAW's appeal of this month's election in which the union failed to organize workers at the factory.... Read More »

 

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Corker: U.S. labor board should not 'muzzle' lawmakers

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee called on federal authorities on Thursday not to muzzle lawmakers who do not support union organizing as they consider the UAW's appeal of a failed effort to represent workers at a VW plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

VW workers file to fight UAW's election challenge in U.S.

Feb. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Five workers from Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant in the U.S. have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the results of this month's union election there.... Read More »

 

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VW workers file to fight UAW's election challenge

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Five workers from Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga plant petitioned the National Labor Relations Board today for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the results of this month's union election there.... Read More »

 

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King: UAW appeal in VW vote targets outsiders

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
UAW President Bob King said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker.... Read More »

 

VW labor leaders try to save works council

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Now that Volkswagen workers here have turned away the UAW, labor leaders within VW are going back to the drawing board.... Read More »

 

LABOR'S UNREST

Tracing the UAW's struggle with foreign automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Automotive News spoke to labor analyst Kristen Dziczek about the root of the issues that led up to the recent vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

At Volkswagen, labor is indeed a full partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
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 automakers whose U.S. plants they so covet.... Read More »

 

DAVID BARKHOLZ

VW workers saw little gain in UAW vote

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The UAW's cooperative partnership with the Detroit 3 helped the union get an organizing election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

What does the UAW offer today's workers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
After its narrow defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, the UAW needs to engage in some serious soul-searching.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

No connection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The low point of the UAW's effort to organize Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant was Sen. Bob Corker's bombshell on the first day of voting.... Read More »

 

ANALYSIS

4 key VW decisions shaped vote's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
From Washington to Wolfsburg, the UAW's failed organizing drive at VW made for exciting political theater. But on the grounds of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, it was about as friendly as it gets.... Read More »

 

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 »

 

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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 »

 

U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' joins UAW at Chrysler

1:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job at Chrysler Group.... Read More »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

DAVID BARKHOLZ

Why the UAW can only blame itself for losing at VW

11:58 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Cooperative partnership helped the UAW get in the door at Volkswagen Chattanooga. But the strategy, which brought Detroit 3 auto workers a pernicious two-tier wage system in 2007 and other employer-friendly concessions over the past decade, proved the union's undoing in the organizing election last week.... Read More »

 

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