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  • UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel (right) stands with Volkswagen employees at a news conference Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn., at which Mr. Casteel announced the formation of a new local of the United Auto Workers' union, with the blessing of the German automaker's officials. (Associated Press)

    UAW won't take 'no' for an answer at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee

    Just five months after losing a showdown organizing vote to establish a beachhead in the booming Southern auto industry, the United Auto Workers announced Thursday it will set up a new local for the non-organized employees of Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant.

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the United Auto Workers Local 174 sign outside their building in Romulus, Mich. Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 voted to raise dues 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    PATTERSON: Driving the UAW out of the South

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) has for years tried to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the South.

  • Volkswagen employees withdraw lawsuit

    Three Volkswagen employees have withdrawn their federal lawsuit challenging what they called "a backroom deal" between the United Auto Workers and the automobile manufacturer to create a union at the Chattanooga plant.

  • VW lawyer: Automaker has deals in place outside TN

    Volkswagen warned Tennessee officials during difficult negotiations over incentives to expand the German automaker's lone U.S. plant that the company has already secured offers to build a new SUV elsewhere.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    Volkswagen was still moving forward with a draft memorandum of understanding on Tennessee state incentives to expand the automaker's Chattanooga plant as recently as two weeks before a union election at the factory, according to emails obtained by WTVF-TV.

  • Tenn. official to VW: 'Circumstances have changed'

    Volkswagen was still moving forward with a draft memorandum of understanding on Tennessee state incentives to expand the automaker's Chattanooga plant as recently as two weeks before a union election at the factory, according to emails obtained by WTVF-TV.

  • UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen vote

    The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant.

  • UAW subpoenas Haslam, Corker in VW challenge

    The United Auto Workers has issued subpoenas to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Gov. Bill Haslam and 18 other officials as part of a challenge of a vote rejecting union representation at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

  • Volkswagen expansion talks at standstill in Tenn.

    Expansion talks at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant have ground to a halt amid disagreements about the role of organized labor at the factory in Tennessee.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    An anti-union group on Monday raised concerns that Volkswagen could move to recognize the United Auto Workers at its Tennessee plant without a vote.

  • Anti-union groups worries of VW recognition of UAW

    An anti-union group on Monday raised concerns that Volkswagen could move to recognize the United Auto Workers at its Tennessee plant without a vote.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that making a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality" about the political landscape in Tennessee.

  • Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to reporters outside the Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Republican governor said making a $300 million incentive package to Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality." (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    Haslam: No threat implied in VW incentive offer

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that making a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality" about the political landscape in Tennessee.

  • VW recalls 150,000 Passats for headlight problem

    Volkswagen is recalling about 150,000 Passat midsize cars because the headlights can be damaged if the hoods are closed roughly.

  • No sign of expansion at plant where UAW dealt loss

    Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers there rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.

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