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    Report: VW's Chattanooga plant in lead for subcompact crossover production [UPDATE]
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    A new Volkswagen crossover may be joining the Passat at the German automaker's Chattanooga, Tennessee factory, a facility recently in the news lately due to grumblings over an increasing potential for UAW unionization. Marc Trahan, Executive Vice President of Quality for VW in the US, told ...

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    Report: Senator Corker says VW would be 'laughingstock' if it made deal with UAW
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    Certainly, nobody wants to be known as a "laughingstock in the business world." But that's just what Volkswagen would be if it entered into an agreement with the United Auto Workers union, allowing its workers in Chattanooga, TN to organize a German-style works council that would represent both ...

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    Official: VW builds 250,000th Passat in Chattanooga in just two years
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    It hasn't been without incident or union organizing drive, but the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN has built its 250,000 Passat in just a little over two years. The Night Blue Passat TDI with black leather has come just two years and five weeks after the first customer car came off the line ...

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    Report: Volkswagen lays off 500 Chattanooga workers
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    The redesigned Volkswagen Passat has been a decent seller since its debut in 2011, but sales have apparently dropped off enough that the automaker is trimming some of the employees from its Chattanooga, TN assembly plant. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen will be cutting shifts and laying ...

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    Report: VW's Browning says TN workers to decide whether they want union
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    Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen North America CEO, has said that workers at the company's Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing facility will decide if they want union representation. Browning made the comment while speaking to reporters at the New York Auto Show, according to Reuters. Browning also ...

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    Report: VW trending toward best U.S. showing since 1973
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    Volkswagen product planners have been making more concerted overtures to North American customers over the last year or so, and their efforts appear to be working. On the strength of new Jetta and Passat models tailored specifically for U.S. customers (read: larger and less costly), VW is poised ...

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