VW http://wutc.org en Analysis: VW Chattanooga Expansion Involves More Than SUVs http://wutc.org/post/analysis-vw-chattanooga-expansion-involves-more-suvs <p></p><p></p><p>WUTC's Michael Edward Miller and <a href="http://www.nooga.com/167156/updated-volkswagen-announces-suv-made-in-chattanooga-as-part-of-second-phase-of-north-american-growth-strategy/">Nooga.com's Chloe Morrison</a> discuss the broader implications of Volkswagen choosing Chattanooga as the site to build its <a href="http://wutc.org/post/vw-chattanooga-not-only-gets-new-suv-also-gets-new-research-center">new seven-passenger SUV</a> and a special research center.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:05:32 +0000 Staff 40275 at http://wutc.org Analysis: VW Chattanooga Expansion Involves More Than SUVs VW Chattanooga Not Only Gets New SUV; Also Gets New Research Center http://wutc.org/post/vw-chattanooga-not-only-gets-new-suv-also-gets-new-research-center <p></p><p>Saying that the United States "is and will remain one of the most important markets for Volkswagen," officials at Volkswagen announced that the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will assemble the company's new midsize, seven-passenger SUV.&nbsp; About $600 million will be invested in new production, and 2,000 new jobs are expected to be added.</p><p>"This is also a strong signal for the US as an industrial and automobile production location," said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in a prepared statement.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:41:00 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40215 at http://wutc.org VW Chattanooga Not Only Gets New SUV; Also Gets New Research Center UAW Withdraws Objections to February Union Election at VW Plant http://wutc.org/post/uaw-withdraws-objections-february-union-election-vw-plant <p>Moments before a hearing with the National Labor Relations Board was to convene attorneys for the UAW withdrew objections to the results of a February union vote at the Volkswagen Group of America assembly plant in Chattanooga Tennessee.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:14:43 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 36556 at http://wutc.org UAW Voted Out of VW Chattanooga, But Works Council Still Sought http://wutc.org/post/uaw-voted-out-vw-chattanooga-works-council-still-sought <p>Workers at the Volkswagen auto assembly plant in Chattanooga have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277105945/tenn-vw-workers-reject-move-to-join-union">rejected representation</a> from the United Auto Workers.&nbsp; The vote was a disappointment for the UAW, which lost by a narrow margin.&nbsp; About 1,300 workers voted, and anti-union forces won by only 86 votes. UAW President Bob King said that to lose by such a close margin is very difficult.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"Obviously, we’re deeply disappointed," King said after results were announced.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:22:46 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 33698 at http://wutc.org