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VW furloughs 1,500 U.S. workers in coronavirus closure

Following furloughs at Honda, Nissan U.S. plants

The automaker said its "primary objective is to protect the financial health of Volkswagen for the benefit of our team as we address the emerging and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19." On Tuesday, Honda Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co said they had furloughed thousands of workers at their U.S. operations. A spokesman for Honda, which employs about 18,400 workers at plants in Alabama, Indiana and Ohio, said the Japanese automaker would guarantee salaries through Sunday, having suspended operations

Tennessee GOP officials work to dissuade upcoming VW union vote

Volkswagen is neutral on the vote at its only non-union plant, but the politicians aren't

Volkswagen is neutral on the vote at its only non-union plant, but the politicians aren't.

VW will build electric vehicles for the U.S. in Tennessee

Automaker will invest $800 million and create 1,000 new jobs

Automaker will invest $800 million and create 1,000 new jobs.

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VW planning new North America factory for EVs

It's for a yet-to-be-revealed Volkswagen electric costing $30,000-$40,000

It's for a yet-to-be-revealed Volkswagen electric costing $30,000-$40,000

VW runs afoul of the United Auto Workers union in Tennessee

The two sides don't sound close to any sort of agreement.

"Both sides have a lot to lose in this case."

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Volkswagen three-row SUV spied in Arizona

We spy Volkswagen's upcoming three-row crossover in Arizona.

EPA may force VW to build EVs in US as 'penalty' for diesel scandal

Along with whatever it will need to do to fix its cheat-device-enabled TDIs, VW may be forced to built electric vehicles in Chattanooga.

UAW files grievance against VW in Tennessee

When Volkswagen declined to negotiate a contract with Local 42 at its Chattanooga, TN, plant, the UAW filed charges of unfair labor practices with the NLRB.

VW Chattanooga plant union votes to approve collective bargaining

In a victory for the UAW, Local 42, a group of skilled-trade workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN plant, votes in favor of collective bargaining rights.

Workers at VW Chattanooga plant will take UAW vote

Skilled trade workers at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN, will vote in early December whether to join the United Auto Workers.

VW puts the brakes on building TDI Passat in Chattanooga

Updated Styling Is Good, Diesel Powertrain Not So Much

Popular Volkswagen sedan will continue to be available with four-cylinder, six-cylinder gas-powered engines.

Volkswagen plans expansion, tech center in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has approval to expand its growing Chattanooga, TN, factory by even more than the initial plan. The automaker is adding an additional 130,153 square feet to the current 538,000 square feet of construction.

VW expanding in Chattanooga, hiring workers ahead of SUV production

Work is officially underway at VW's Chattanooga, TN factory, as over 500,000 square feet of factory space is added to accommodate a new CUV and 2,000 more workers.

VW recognizes second union at Chattanooga plant

Volkswagen has recognized a second union at its Chattanooga factory. This one is called the American Council of Employees and positions itself as an anti-UAW group. Both organizations have access to company management but neither have a collective bargaining agreement.

VW readying two-row CUV concept for Detroit

We're likely getting yet another glimpse of Volkswagen's future crossover at the upcoming 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in January. According to Automotive News, two anonymous sources within the automaker indicate a CUV concept will be shown there. The concept is said to be

Volkswagen officially grants access to UAW in Tennessee

An audit at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN has revealed that at least 45 percent of the facility's workers support unionization, leading the German company to grant access rights to the United Auto Workers.

VW Chattanooga plant very close to UAW representation

After months of fighting from both sides, it looks like the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, might unionize under the United Auto Workers after all. According to a letter acquired by The Associated Press, VW and the UAW reportedly struck a deal last spring where the union agreed to stop its challenge of the organization vote with the National Labor Relations Board to

Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union

The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing up voluntary members to its Chris Bruce

UAW claims it's nearing majority at VW's Tennessee plant

After a rollercoaster push by the United Auto Workers to unionize the workforce at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN ended in defeat in February, the UAW may yet get its way. In July the labor organizer chartered UAW Local 42 based on volunteer participa

VW confirms SUV for Chattanooga; will add 2,000 jobs including new R&D center

Broadcasting from its "Mobile Life Campus" in Wolfsburg, Germany (and crowing about Germany's World Cup win last night), Volkswagen has just announced that its new "Midsize SUV" will be built at the company's Chattanooga, TN manufacturing facility. Further, the company says it will establish a new "National Research & Development and Planning Center" at the Tennessee campus.

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