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VW Workers Vote For Unionization In Tennessee, But Volkswagen Cries Foul
VW Workers Vote For Unionization In Tennessee, But Volkswagen Cries Foul

Employees at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee have voted in favor of unionization. The automaker isn't at all happy about that, though, and it's already begun working to invalidate the election. A RECAP In February of 2014, workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. plant voted...Read More»

2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)
Would You Buy A Chinese-Made Car? Buick May Want To Know

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been hearing rumors about a new, sporty electric car that's intended to turn the heads of Tesla fans. Sounds feasible, right? After all, Tesla is beloved and adored by many motorists, so why shouldn't it draw a few competitors? Then we hear that this new car is...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Recalls Will Cut Into Union Workers' Bonus Checks

For General Motors [NYSE: GM], this year’s record recalls—especially its ignition-related recalls—will almost surely end up costing not just the company, but the annual income of many of its hourly workers. Based on GM’s current contract with the UAW, annual profit-sharing...Read More»

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga
Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016

At a press conference this morning, Volkswagen confirmed that it will produce a new, midsize SUV for the U.S. at its plant in Chattanooga. The announcement brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in Tennessee and thousands of new jobs, but will this new vehicle help VW reach its goal of...Read More»

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UAW Drops Fight For Re-Vote At Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant

The United Auto Workers has thrown in the towel -- in Tennessee, at least. According to Reuters, the union has backed away from its high-profile attempt to overturn a recent vote against unionization at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and many are wondering what this means for the future of the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Labor Leader Vows To Stop VW's Investment In Tennessee & The South

Earlier this week, we reported that, despite years of campaigning by the United Automobile Workers, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted against unionization. If the decision had gone the other way, employees would've created a "works council" similar to the kind found...Read More»

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At Volkswagen, UAW Loses Unionization Vote. So, Who Wins?

The United Automobile Workers spent the past couple of years doing everything in its power to unionize workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but when all the votes were counted, the New York Times reports that the 626 employees who wanted to join the union were outnumbered by...Read More»

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Fiat Coughs Up $4.35 Billion For Full Ownership Of Chrysler, Avoiding IPO

Last time we reported on Fiat's attempt to purchase every single share of Chrysler, things had reached an impasse. The entity holding the rest of those shares was VEBA, a healthcare trust associated with the United Autoworkers Union, and VEBA wasn't happy with the money Fiat had offered to close...Read More»

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Volkswagen Accused Of Forcing Workers To Join The UAW?

Last week, we told you about the ongoing struggle between Nissan and its workers in Canton, Mississippi. The workers allege that Nissan has engaged in a campaign of intimidation and misinformation to prevent them from joining a union. A few hundred miles away, in Tennessee, Volkswagen workers are...Read More»

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UAW-Automaker War Heats Up Down South, With Nissan On Defense

In Detroit, the Big Three car companies maintain an uneasy truce with the United Automobile Workers union. Troubles flare up from time to time, but both sides usually manage to work through their differences. Like rival cousins, they've been through a lot together. For foreign automakers doing...Read More»

Nissan workers protest at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show (photo by John Voelcker)
Danny Glover Joins Nissan Workers In Protest At 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Like every other automaker, Nissan is hoping to get loads of press coverage at this week's North American International Auto Show. That may happen, but not all of it will be for the reasons that CEO Carlos Ghosn and his team expected. Nissan probably hoped to generate excitement around the reveal...Read More»

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New Small V-6 Engine Coming From Ford

When the UAW (briefly) posted a PDF document communicating Ford contract details on its website, the union inadvertently released a slew of upcoming product plans. The UAW document has since been removed, but we now know that the Ford Transit Van will be assembled in the U.S., we know that...Read More»

Ford workers build Focus models at the Michigan Assembly Plant. Image: Ford Motor Company
Ford, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement: 12,000 U.S. Jobs Added

Ford Motor Company has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union on a new four-year labor contract. The agreement still needs to be ratified by UAW members, but Ford stresses the deal is fair to its employees while improving the automaker’s competitiveness in the United...Read More»

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Labor Union Alliance, Including UAW, Backs Higher Fuel Economy Rules

The BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between environmental organizations and labor unions (including the United Auto Workers), is strongly supporting the current administration’s push for stricter fuel economy standards. The Obama administration is considering increasing Corporate Average...Read More»

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Need A Job? The U.S. Auto Industry Is Hiring

It seems like just yesterday we were the bearers of nothing but bad news: plant closures, salary cuts, and countless layoffs. But today, the auto industry has turned the corner, and some car companies in the U.S. are on a hiring spree. Why the sudden jump? Because after record low sales figures...Read More»

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Could Strikes Threaten The Launch Of The 2012 Chevy Sonic?

Chevrolet has gone to great lengths to remind buyers that their upcoming Sonic will be the only B-segment vehicle built in the United States when it launches later this year. They’ve even linked the subcompact’s genetic material back to their flagship Corvette, as a way of reminding...Read More»

Ford\'s 100,000th hybrid rolls off the Kansas City assembly line in March 2009
U.S Automakers Hiring, But It's Not All Good News

For U.S. automakers, business is up and the days of bankruptcies and government bailouts are in the past. Ford is hiring, GM is hiring and Chrysler is hiring. All want automotive engineers and all want automotive line workers, but that doesn’t mean you should hop on a plane to Detroit with...Read More»

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EV Startup Aurica Motors Dreams Of Keeping NUMMI Alive

The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. facility -- better known as NUMMI -- has had an impressive run. Opened in Fremont, California by General Motors in 1962, closed in 1982, and reopened as a joint GM/Toyota venture in 1984, NUMMI has produced hundreds of thousands of vehicles and employs...Read More»

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GM Launches A Campaign To Get Employees Excited About GM Vehicles

General Motors is kicking off a new word-of-mouth campaign to get people talking about its lineup of vehicles. The talkers GM has in mind? Its own employees. The campaign is a whistlestop event called the "Vehicle Plant Tour" -- which may not be the best title we've ever heard, but it's a pretty...Read More»

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