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    Report: UAW ramping up efforts to organize VW's Chattanooga plant

    The United Auto Workers group isn't backing down on its efforts to unionize the new Volkswagen manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to Automotive News. The union is currently asking workers at the facility to sign a petition of support for organization. The UAW has been ...

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    Official: Volkswagen hiring 800 workers in Chattanooga to meet Passat demand

    How well is Volkswagen doing with its new made-in-America Passat? What if we told you that sales in February were up 14,523.2 percent? Okay, perhaps that isn't the best measure of performance, given that there wasn't actually a 2011 model year Passat. But VW moved 8,189 of the midsize sedans last ...

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    Confirmed: Passat popularity has VW hiring an extra 200 in Chattanooga

    The good people of Tennessee are no doubt thrilled to have a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The facility already features well over 2,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs, and now the German automaker is bolstering employment by another 200 full-time VW staffers, boosting the employment total to ...

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    Detroit: VW of America targets 12.5% sales growth in 2012; U.S.-built Audis "a matter of when, not if"

    Today in New York City prior to the start of press days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen of America Inc. President and CEO Jonathan Browning laid out ambitious plans the VW Group and Volkswagen brands have for the United States. After a stellar sales year in ...

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    Report: UAW targeting VW and Mercedes for U.S. organizing drive

    The United Autoworkers Union is struggling – and it is the first to admit it. With its membership dwindling after three decades of workforce cuts by Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, the union has pinned its future on organizing one of the transplants. Efforts to convince workers at ...

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    Report: More details on three-row Volkswagen Tiguan for U.S.

    When Volkswagen opened its new Chattanooga factory, there were lots of questions about what else it was going to build there, since Passat volume wouldn't come close to soaking up the facility's 150,000-unit capacity. A three-row crossover was often mentioned as another model, with Automobile ...

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    Report: Georgia police car accidentally sold on Craigslist

    We're not strangers to the allure of Craigslist. The classified ad site is our go-to distraction when it comes time to contemplate our next project vehicle, and we've been tempted by the occasional decommissioned Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor more often than we care to admit. As one ...

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    Exclusive: Volkswagen mulling North American production of Golf, won't be Jetta-fied

    According to a senior source inside Volkswagen of America, the German automaking giant is considering bringing production of the next generation Golf to North America. But why? And where? The reason behind the potential move is obvious: Shifting some of the assembly from Wolfsburg, Germany to ...

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    Report: Tennessee ranks top in automotive manufacturing strength

    Ask anyone in the country to name the state that they believe is the best place to build automobiles. We'd wager that Michigan would be the first state uttered by most – it's the home to Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, after all). The correct answer, however, according to Business ...

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    Report: Audi would rather build its own plant in Mexico than double-up with VW

    Just when we thought the four-year drama of a U.S. factory for Audi might be clearing up, we're back to the muddy. Not even two weeks after a Detroit outlet reported that the decision has already been made to build an Audi plant in the States, German Manager Magazin quotes Audi boss Rupert ...

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    Report: Audi finalizing plans for U.S. plant?

    After four years of 'will-it-won't-it,' a report from WDIV Local 4 News in Detroit indicates that Audi has finally decided to build a plant in the U.S. According to that source, questions remain about where to build it and what to build there, but its future is certain. However, Four-Rings boss ...

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    Report: UAW hopeful it can unionize VW's Chattanooga plant

    The United Auto Workers has been trying for the past 30 years to unionize plants operated by foreign automakers in the South, but to date, there has been absolutely zero success. There are many reasons the UAW has consistently failed over time, including allegations of intimidation and fear ...

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    Featured: Volkswagen: What's Going On With Chattanooga's Newest Resident? - Part 1

    When you're done, check out Volkswagen: What's Going On With Chattanooga's Newest Resident? - Part 2 The Holy Roman Empire of car companies, Volkswagen AG, is a resident of the U.S. again after more than two decades away subduing other lands. For at least ten of those years, the question has ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Tiguan to be built in North America?

    Volkswagen is reportedly seriously considering moving production of its compact Tiguan crossover to this side of the pond in an effort to cut costs. If the Tiguan moves to North America, it will likely be built alongside the Jetta and Passat. By moving production of the small CUV here, ...

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    Tiny Darth Vader brings The Force to VW's Chattanooga plant

    On Tuesday, May 24, Volkswagen officially opened its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that is dedicated to building the Passat. There were all sorts of potentates gathered for the occasion, from Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to current and former mayors of the city. When it ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat is German bred, Chattanooga born [w/video]

    2012 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As part of the Volkswagen quest to carve out an ever-larger slice of the American auto market, the German manufacturer has unveiled the newest addition to its lineup – the 2012 Passat. Penned specifically to cater to ...

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    TN Senator Corker argues UAW would be "highly detrimental" to stateside VW plant

    Unions and southern auto plants go together like ice cream socials and diabetes, but the mere thought of an organized Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga must give Tennessee Senator Bob Corker bad dreams. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Corker was asked by VW to give input as to whether ...

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    VW Jetta SportWagen TDI: Newest cop car on the block?

    Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen gifted to Chattanooga PD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is building the plant for its coming New Midsize Sedan (NMS) in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. And what better way to make friends with soon-to-be neighbors than to give them ...

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    Report: Volkswagen building engine plant in Mexico to supply U.S. factory

    2011 Volkswagen NMS Sketch – Click above to enlarge
    Reports streaming out of Mexico indicate that Volkswagen will announce a new plant about 250 miles northwest of the Mexico City in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. If true, this facility is expected to produce engines for both VW's ...

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    Officially Official: VW of America names Browning as new CEO

    Yesterday, we reported that Volkswagen was planning to name Jonathan Browning as its new CEO of United States operations. At 11:00 AM today, VW did just that – Browning will officially assume the role on October 1st of this year. Browning has held many executive sales and marketing positions ...


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