Tennessee

UAW, citing anti-union collusion, seeks delay in hearing on VW vote

10:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
The UAW asked a federal agency to stay an April 21 hearing related to a mid-February union vote it lost at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, citing what it called new evidence of collusion between Republican lawmakers and anti-union groups....
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VW reassigns U.S. plant chief Fischer amid management shuffle

March 27, 2014 17:20 CET
Frank Fischer, who has led VW's operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to manufacturing in the United States in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany....
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VW reassigns Chattanooga plant chief Fischer amid management shuffle

11:20 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Frank Fischer, who has led Volkswagen AG’s operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to manufacturing in the United States in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany, the company announced today....
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Union opponents sue Volkswagen, UAW over Tennessee plant

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Three workers opposing unionization have sued Volkswagen and the UAW in a federal court, alleging that VW and the union improperly colluded in the run-up to a union election in Tennessee that the UAW lost....
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THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

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....
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THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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EDITORIAL

Only the workers in Chattanooga get a vote on UAW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
When hourly workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant vote this week on whether to join the UAW, there will be more at stake than union representation in a single plant....
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Serra Automotive acquires GM dealership in suburban Nashville

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
Michigan's Serra Automotive said today it has acquired the largest-volume General Motors dealership in Tennessee, Tom Bannen Chevrolet-Buick-GMC. Terms of the deal were not released....
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VW workers to vote on union representation at U.S. plant

Feb. 3, 2014 19:10 CET
Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers union said workers at VW's U.S. plant will hold an election next week to determine if the union could represent workers there....
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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....
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