Tennessee

VW workers to vote on UAW representation at Tennessee plant

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The UAW and Volkswagen Group of America said hourly workers at the VW assembly plant in Tennessee will hold an election Feb. 12-14 to determine if the union could represent workers there.... Read More »

 

U.S. labor board recommends dismissal of allegations against VW, UAW in Tenn.

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
The general counsel office of the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that two allegations brought by some workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee against VW and the UAW be dismissed. The workers have vowed to appeal the recommendation.... Read More »

 

Denso plans to expand U.S. headquarters, operations

12:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Denso International America said it is expanding its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit. The supplier purchased a 81,000-square-foot building next to its current campus in Southfield, Mich.... Read More »

 

UAW expects to be in VW's Tennessee plant by June, report says

Jan. 14, 2014 10:13 CET
United Auto Workers President Bob King is convinced the union will be represented in Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga by June, he told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 

VW expects to build new SUV in U.S. plant, reports say

Jan. 10, 2014 16:01 CET
Volkswagen plans to add a mid-sized SUV in the U.S. and will likely build the vehicle at its new factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to reports.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW in delicate dance with German union over U.S. plant

Nov. 27, 2013 14:58 CET
VW officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee. VW is trying to introduce its model of a German-style works council, which would help set work rules for white- and blue-collar workers, at its only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW in delicate dance with German union over Tennessee plant

8:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
Volkswagen officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee. VW is trying to introduce its model of a German-style works council, which would help set work rules for white- and blue-collar workers, at its only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

VW wants German-style labor model at U.S. plant, but workers must vote

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Volkswagen AG wants the workers at its Tennessee plant represented by a German-style works council, but the final form of representation and whether that includes the UAW must be decided by the employees in a formal vote, the automaker's top executive in the United States said today.... Read More »

 

Nissan changes top manufacturing exec at Smyrna, Tenn., plant

6:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Nissan lost a high-profile manufacturing executive as it completes one of the most ambitious expansion projects in years at its 30-year-old Smyrna, Tenn., auto assembly plant. The company said Susan Brennan, a one-time pharmaceutical researcher with an MBA, had left the company "to pursue career opportunities outside Nissan."... Read More »

 

VW, UAW look to avoid Pa. missteps in Tenn. organizing drive

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Both Volkswagen management and the UAW want to see history play out differently in Tennessee from the last time the German automaker had an American assembly plant. While the landscape is very different from 25 years ago, the legacy of the older plant's failure is part of the troubled history the UAW will have to overcome as it tries to represent VW workers again -- this time in Tennessee, where the automaker employs 2,500 people building Passat sedans.... Read More »

 

VW, UAW look to avoid Pennsylvania missteps in Tennessee plant

Oct. 21, 2013 22:29 CET
Both Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers union want to see history play out differently in Tennessee from the last time the German automaker had a U.S. assembly plant.... Read More »

 

BOB KING'S FINAL BATTLE

UAW uses multifront push to organize imports

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Through a strategy of coalescing global unions, civil rights activists and political figures, UAW President Bob King has engineered a broad push into a decidedly hostile corner of the country. In addition to the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, the UAW is focusing on the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Ala., and the Nissan factory in Canton, Miss. Still, whether the union will succeed in King's final months as president -- or ever -- remains very much up in the air.... Read More »

 

Nissan begins U.S. Rogue production

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
The first U.S.-made Nissan Rogue rolled off the production line today in Smyrna, Tenn., and Nissan says the vehicle is the 10 millionth built at the plant, which opened in 1983.... Read More »

 

Hankook Tire to invest $800 million to build first U.S. plant

7:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Hankook Tire, South Korea's biggest tiremaker, will invest $800 million to build its first factory in the United States as automakers stay on track for a fifth straight year of growth.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen's top execs split on unionizing U.S. plant, report says

Oct. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
VW's top executives are said to be divided over whether and how workers at the company's U.S. assembly plant should be represented by a union.... Read More »

 

VW's top execs split on unionizing Tennessee plant, report says

4:50 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
Volkswagen AG's top executives are divided over whether and how workers at the company's Tennessee assembly plant should be represented by a union, but ultimately will insist on a formal vote by those employees, a person with knowledge of the VW board's thinking said.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

American content vs. American* content

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
Baseball fans hate it when an asterisk pops up next to a player's name in the stats. Nissan isn't crazy about asterisks either, or the company might lobby for one on the window sticker of its 2013 electric Leaf.... Read More »

 

VW labor meeting with U.S. plant workers postponed, report says

Oct. 2, 2013 17:26 CET
A meeting between Volkswagen labor leaders and workers at the automaker's U.S. plant has been postponed after a private plane that was to fly from Germany was grounded.... Read More »

 

VW labor meeting with Tennessee workers postponed, report says

11:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
A meeting between Volkswagen AG labor leaders and workers at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that was to be held today has been postponed after a private plane that was to fly from Germany was grounded, several sources told Reuters.... Read More »

 

VW's top labor leader to meet Tennessee workers, report says

10:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Volkswagen AG's most influential labor leader will meet with workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of the UAW representing them, several sources told Reuters.... Read More »

 

8 VW workers at Tenn. plant allege misleading UAW tactics in organizing push

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
A Washington anti-union group today filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of eight workers who allege they were misled by UAW officials attempting to organize Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga assembly plant.... Read More »

 

Union efforts at VW's U.S. plant may face hurdle after alleged misleading tactics

Sept. 25, 2013 21:19 CET
Eight employees at Volkswagen's U.S. plant have said they were misled into endorsing the United Auto Workers, handing some ammunition to opponents of the union's efforts to organize for the first time at a foreign-owned U.S. factory.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen in no hurry to recognize UAW at Tenn. plant

10:36 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2013
Volkswagen will not grant immediate union recognition to its workers in the United States and may take months to reach agreement on a German-style works council for its Tennessee plant, company officials said today.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen in no hurry to recognize U.S. union

Sept. 18, 2013 16:36 CET
Volkswagen will not grant immediate union recognition to its workers in the United States and may take months to reach agreement on a German-style works council for its Tennessee plant, company officials said.... Read More »

 

VW says U.S. plant could make small SUV as soon as 2016

Sept. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Volkswagen plans to debut a subcompact SUV in the U.S. as soon as 2016 and may build it at its Tennessee factory.... Read More »

 

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