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    Followup: UAW appealing VW Tennessee plant loss, argues interference
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    All of you who are surprised that the United Auto Workers union is appealing the results of the "No" vote at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, raise your hands. No one? Good. Reuters reports that after the workers at the Chattanooga factory declined union representation, the UAW has filed an ...

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    Report: TN politicians may push to end VW incentives if plant goes union
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    Volkswagen's Chattanooga Assembly Plant is scheduled to vote on whether to unionize in the coming days, but Tennessee state lawmakers are threatening to deny future tax subsidies to the factory, if the vote is successful. The factory is currently the only Volkswagen plant worldwide that is not ...

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    Report: VW's Chattanooga plant to vote on UAW representation next week
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    After years of failure in unionizing auto factories owned by foreign carmakers, the United Auto Workers might be poised for its first major victory. Volkswagen employees at the company's assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, will vote in a secret ballot sometime between February 12 and 14 on whether ...

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    The List: The List #0011: Drive the Tail of the Dragon
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    After setting a world land speed record in a 50,000-horsepower jet car, we're bringing The List hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre back down to Earth with a to-do item more accessible for the common enthusiast: drive the Tail of the Dragon. If you're not yet in the know, the Tail of the ...

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    Official: 2014 Rogue kicks off production as 10,000,000th Nissan built in Tennessee
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    News comes across our desks all the time of one manufacturer marking some milestone or another. But Nissan has just announced a double-whammy: Not only has Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, TN, just built its ten-millionth vehicle, but that ten-millionth vehicle just so happened to be the first ...

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    Report: VW leadership split on unionizing TN plant
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    The "will they, won't they" back-and-forth in the United Auto Worker's courtship of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is still in full swing, as the union, German and American executives and most importantly, employees, try to figure out just what the future of labor relations will be at a plant ...

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    Report: Could Chrysler leave Michigan for Tennessee?
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    Detroit's Big Three could become the Big Two. According to an AP report in The Detroit News, state officials have been lobbying for Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee as the location for Fiat's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. This weekend, Marchionne met with ...

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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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    Official: Nissan will start building Rogue in Korea to meet U.S. demand
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    Nissan already announced that production of the next-generation Rogue crossover will shift to its Smyrna, Tennessee facility, but apparently, that won't be enough. In a new statement, the Renault-Nissan Alliance confirms that Rogue models will also be built at the Renault Samsung facility in ...

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    Tennessee DMV offices using iPads to speed transactions
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    Long lines, short tempers, small staffs and big demand make for a hellish experience at the DMV. The great, wide state of Tennessee is looking to technology for relief. Around the state, at 26 DMV offices, the state's Department of Homeland Security has deployed 76 Apple iPads for drivers ...

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    Report: Nissan expects Leaf sales to double when TN plant comes online
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    The Nissan Leaf isn't exactly flying off dealer shelves these days, but the slow-selling EV could receive a sales boost when some production is moved to Tennessee. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is ambitiously expecting to double Leaf sales once the plant comes online in December. The sales boost ...

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    Report: Errant golf ball knocks out TN motorcyclist's teeth
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    Motorcycling has its hazards. Otherwise inoffensive everyday objects from small stones to birds and cut grass can turn your day from a pleasant ride in the countryside to a quick skid across the pavement. Just ask an unnamed husband and wife who were recently cruising along in Tennessee. The ...

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    Report: Nissan confirms next-gen Rogue will be built in Tennessee
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    Nissan is in the process of overhauling five of its most popular models, beginning with the 2013 Altima that just went into production at the automaker's Smyrna, Tennessee facility. Next up is the all-new Pathfinder, which made its debut in Detroit earlier this year, and now Kicking Tires reports ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Altima production kicks off in Smyrna, aims to pass Camry for #1
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    "We are ready to make this car the top seller if the customer agrees." Nissan started Job One production for the 2013 Altima sedan at its Smyrna, Tennessee plant today. Nissan has big plans for the fifth-generation Altima, which was the number-two selling car in the United States in 2011. ...

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    Report: Nissan breaks ground on new engine plant in Tennessee
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    Nissan breaks ground today on an expansion to its Decherd, Tennessee engine plant and will start churning out powerplants for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models in about four years. The plant already builds four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines for several Nissan models as well as the Infiniti ...

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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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    Official: Nissan offers to make Peyton Manning a Tennessee Titan... sort of *UPDATE
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    In yet another case of a carmaker hoping to get media coverage by giving a vehicle to a millionaire celebrity who probably doesn't want it (and certainly doesn't need it), Nissan has offered to build a Titan pickup for Peyton Manning. Or at least it has issued a press release to that effect. The ...

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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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    Official: Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee
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    Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement. Nissan will produce high-end ...

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