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Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016

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

July 14, 2014 by  -
 
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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... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
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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... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
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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... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai, Kia Workers Vote To Strike: How Will It Affect You?

Bad news for the bigwigs at Hyundai and Kia: workers at the companies' facilities in South Korea have voted to strike. The upside? Unlike walkouts of previous years, these... read more July 12, 2012 by  2


 
Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Teamsters, Tea Party Protest Some Of The Same Things At Detroit

At two places during the Detroit auto show—first circulating on a Cobo Hall press-room table, then later slipped under my hotel-room door—I found a leaflet entitled... read more January 15, 2010 by  11


 
Fiat's Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler Offers Buyout Option To 23,000 U.S. Workers

In just two days, Sergio Marchionne will reveal his five-year recovery plan for Chrysler. While much of that plan revolves around slimmed-down lineups, more focused brands... read more November 2, 2009 by  11


 
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Cutting Through Tire-Tariff Flubber? Think American Rubber

You’ve probably already heard about how the U.S. will impose a controversial new 35-percent tariff on car and light-truck tires imported from China. Before they changed the... read more September 14, 2009 by  1


 
Capitol Hill

Senate Moderates Deal Unions A Minor Smackdown

Moderate Democrats in the U.S. Senate have handed union organizers a minor defeat this week by trimming a "card check" provision from a pending labor bill. The provision... read more July 17, 2009 by  0


 
Buncefield Fuel Depot explosion, by Flickr user r12a

New Tactic For Unions On Strike: Threaten To Blow Up Factory

The French are different. Just look at their cars, which have included single-spoke steering wheels, turn indicators that don't self-cancel (to keep the driver on his toes?)... read more July 16, 2009 by  1


 
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SsangYong Strike Turns Violent

Violence erupted at a SsangYong plant in Pyongtaek, South Korea, when a group of over 900 striking union members took control of the facility over the weekend. Police had... read more June 30, 2009 by  1


 
Elon Musk

Tesla's Elon Musk: A Man Who Knows How To Get Attention

Here's what we know about Tesla's Elon Musk: he's an outside-the-box entrepreneur. He's become ludicrously wealthy thanks to PayPal and other pet projects. And he's a... read more June 16, 2009 by  0


 
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Right To Work: A Huge Issue For Detroit Manufacturers

  Three cheers for the Detroit News's Manny Lopez. His recent column on the issue of Right To Work addresses a huge issue for domestic auto manufacturers. As one who has... read more May 28, 2009 by  3


 
GM in a nutshell

General Motors: Today's News In A Nutshell

There's a lot going on in General Motors' world. To help you (and us) keep track of all the shenanigans, here's a bulleted, easy-to-digest summary of today's major headlines... read more May 22, 2009 by  3


 
Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Auto Show: Location Still In Limbo

According to inside sources who wish to remain anonymous, Cobo Center (the current home of the Detroit Auto Show) is currently the absolute most expensive and flat-out worst... read more May 19, 2009 by  0


 
Fiat's Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Ready To Say 'Basta!' On Chrysler Deal, Thanks To Unions

No one would say that Chrysler's been doing well in recent months, but at least its situation hasn't been as dire as GM's. Smaller than The General and engaged to a sexy... read more April 15, 2009 by  8


 

 
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