Tennessee

Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
In conjunction with its announcement last week that it would invest $900 million to expand its Tennessee factory to accommodate a mid-sized cross-over tailored to the U.S. market, VW also mapped out plans for a new vehicle r&d center at its Chattanooga site, deviating from a tradition of central planning from Wolfsburg....
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UAW creates union local for VW workers in Tennessee

8:32 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
The UAW formed a union local to represent workers at VW's assembly plant in Chattanooga, where it lost a bitter organizing vote earlier this year. Membership in Local 42 will be voluntary and the unit will not have power to bargain on behalf of all employees at the plant, UAW officials said today....
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Infiniti will build Mercedes-designed Q50 engines for Europe in U.S.

June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Infiniti will begin production of a new Mercedes-designed 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine in the United States this month, to power a version of the Q50 sedan for European markets....
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Infiniti to make Q50 engines in Tennessee -- for Europe

4:08 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
Infiniti will launch production of a new Mercedes-designed turbocharged 2-liter engine in Decherd, Tenn., this month, to power a Japanese-made Q50 that will sell only in Europe....
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VW labor chief promises continued support for UAW union in U.S.

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
The UAW union will “start anew” at VW Group's Chattanooga assembly plant in the U.S. to represent workers there, Frank Patta, the chief labor representative to VW's works councils worldwide said....
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VW's key crossover for U.S. delayed by incentive tug-of-war, report says

5:19 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
A tug-of-war between Mexico and Tennessee over financial incentives is delaying Volkswagen's decision on where to build a make-or-break crossover in North America, sources told Reuters, delaying the German group's efforts to fix its ailing U.S. business....
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VW works councils rep vows continued support for UAW in Chattanooga

1:04 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
The UAW must and will “start anew” at Volkswagen AG’s Chattanooga assembly plant to represent workers there in collective bargaining and on works councils that create labor co-determination with management, the chief labor representative to VW’s works councils worldwide said....
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GABE NELSON

VW may be ready to give its SUV a home

4:14 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Volkswagen AG could be a few days away from naming a North American assembly site for a mid-sized crossover based on the CrossBlue concept from the 2013 Detroit auto show....
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UAW can still unionize VW's U.S. plant after failed drive, experts say

May 1, 2014 06:01 CET
The UAW still has several options to unionize VW Group's Tennessee car plant in the U.S., labor law experts said, after the union failed to win enough support in a February ballot....
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UAW can still unionize VW plant after failed drive, experts say

4:07 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2014
The UAW still has several options to unionize Volkswagen AG's Tennessee car plant, labor law experts said, after it failed to win enough support and last week dropped its challenge to the election results....
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UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Chattanooga plant

8:29 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The UAW said today it is withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in a February vote it lost among workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

Why the UAW appeal at VW is a slippery slope

3:23 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The UAW better be careful what it wishes for. If the union convinces President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board that it's an unfair labor practice for political leaders to be publicly involved in an organizing effort, then organized labor risks diluting the power of its best weapon: public pressure....
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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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