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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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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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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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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GM eyes Korean job cuts ahead of Chevy withdrawal from Europe, report says

Jan. 24, 2014 14:25 CET
GM may cut up to 1,100 jobs in South Korea as it pulls its Chevrolet brand from Europe and realigns global manufacturing....
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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....
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GM eyes 1,100 S. Korean job cuts ahead of Chevy's withdrawl in Europe, report says

8:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
GM is seeking to cut shifts by half at one of its South Korean factories as it realigns global manufacturing in a move that could affect about 1,100 jobs, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday....
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Union seeks certification vote at 2 Toyota plants in Canada

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Canada's largest private-sector union plans to hold an organization vote for about 7,000 workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario early this year....
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UAW wants to eliminate two-tier wage system, official says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
A top UAW official said the union wants to eliminate the two-tier wage system that pays new automotive workers at a lower rate than veterans....
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UAW considers 25% hike in member dues

10:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The UAW is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent in what would be the first change in its basic formula for gathering funds from workers since 1967, a top UAW official and several union sources said. The union faces dwindling membership and rising costs,...
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Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

Nov. 18, 2013 20:13 CET
GM's Opel division says it has agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014....
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Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors' Opel division said today it agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014....
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For Hyundai, Korean factory footprint becomes a millstone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2013
It takes twice as long on average -- over 28 hours -- for Hyundai to make a car in South Korea than in the United States, even though its domestic plants have far more workers for each production line....
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UAW nominates Williams to succeed retiring president King

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams, a former welder and longtime union organizer who was instrumental in Barack Obama's 2008 victory in the Iowa caucuses when Obama was an Illinois senator, officially emerged Thursday as the front-runner to succeed retiring President Bob King....
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UAW's heir apparent likely to avoid confrontational tactics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
Dennis Williams, expected to become the next leader of the UAW, is apt to carry on the less confrontational policies of current president Bob King, union and industry officials said....
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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....
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PSA wins union backing for cost cuts before possible stake sale

Oct. 21, 2013 14:04 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is drawing near a deal with unions to cut costs, a key hurdle the automaker must clear before a possible capital increase that will likely involve PSA's Chinese partner, Dongfeng Motor, and the French government....
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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....
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VW coercing workers at Tennessee plant to join UAW, complaint says

Oct. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee filed charges with U.S. labor officials alleging that German VW officials are coercing them to agree to UAW union representation....
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Fiat union plans to push UAW to help end Chrysler deadlock

9:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Fiat's union leaders plan to meet top officials at the UAW next week in a bid to bridge an impasse over the Italian carmaker's effort to merge with Chrysler Group LLC....
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VW coercing workers at Tennessee plant to join UAW, complaint says

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee filed charges on Wednesday with U.S. labor officials alleging that German VW officials are coercing them to agree to UAW representation....
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