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Currently, Volkswagen Chattanooga only builds the Passat. But VW would like to build a new SUV there. The other option is at a plant in Mexico. Credit: VW

Even UAW Supporters Puzzled Over Why The Union Pulled Its Challenge To Volkswagen Vote

April 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

The United Auto Workers surprised even its biggest backers in Tennessee Monday morning when it suddenly withdrew its objections to a failed union vote at Volkswagen.

“It’s not a question of lack of dialogue,” Haslam says of the state’s wrangling with Washington officials.  “I think our response has been, ‘If it looks just like expanding Medicaid, it probably won’t work in Tennessee, but you keep telling us there’s some flexibility, so let’s talk about what that looks like.’” Credit Leah Terry / WPLN

Haslam Says VW Incentive Offer Didn’t Hinge On Union Vote

April 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The offer letter said the union vote had to work “to the satisfaction” of state leaders.

To Unionize Or Not To Unionize: Vote Imminent For VW Chattanooga

To Unionize Or Not To Unionize: Vote Imminent For VW Chattanooga

February 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

A formal vote has now been scheduled, and workers at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant will decide through a secret ballot whether to be represented by the UAW. The union initially hoped the German automaker would accept signed union cards from a majority of employees.

Altima, Passat Beat Camry in Tougher Crash Test

Altima, Passat Beat Camry in Tougher Crash Test

December 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

The Tennessee-made Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat have both received the highest crash test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not appearing on the closely-watched list is the top-selling Toyota Camry, which performed poorly in a new part of the test.

Closing Recruitment Records Raises Alarms, Little Resistance

Closing Recruitment Records Raises Alarms, Little Resistance

February 22, 2012 at 5:07 am

Legislation that’s up for what could be a final vote in the General Assembly Thursday would close some records in Tennessee’s agency whose job is bringing jobs to the state. While the Department of Economic and Community Development’s push for privacy has raised some alarm bells, even open government advocates concede some need for confidentiality.

Tennessee Repeats as Magazine’s Best for Auto Manufacturing

August 8, 2011 at 6:21 am

For the second year in a row, Business Facilities magazine has ranked Tennessee as the top state for Automotive Manufacturing Strength.

UAW Anticipates Amicable Relationship with VW

July 18, 2011 at 5:51 am

The United Auto Workers plan to keep things cordial with Volkswagen in Chattanooga. The union began talks with the German company last week.

VW Modestly Accepts Record Sales

July 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

Tennessee’s newest automaker is having its best year in company history. Volkswagen is reporting more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year. And last month, sales increased nearly 12 percent over the same period in 2010.

Volkswagen Christens New Plant

May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Volkswagen has been producing cars at its new plant in Chattanooga for just over a month, but Tuesday the German automaker held an inauguration.

Nissan Has Record February as Automakers See Collective Gains

March 2, 2011 at 5:41 am

Franklin-based Nissan North America had it’s best February ever, selling more than 92,000 cars and trucks. That’s an improvement of nearly 32 percent over last year.

VW Touts US Jobs at Passat Unveiling

VW Touts US Jobs at Passat Unveiling

January 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

Volkswagen unveiled the car it will build in Chattanooga today at the North American International Auto Show. As the new VW Passat sedan rolled out in front of car executives and auto journalists, people held signs that spelled “jobs.”