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US: the UAW continues to strive for exclusive bargain rights at VW plant


The United Auto Workers union announced it would commence worker training at the factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee that belongs to VW AG in order to form a local version of the latter company’s German-style works council. The plant in the US is the only facility that belongs to VW that lacks that form of representation – the US law mandates a ...
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US: UAW makes another critical step in getting recognized at VW’s Tennessee factory
Even though back in January amid political tensions the UAW lost an important ballot to secure representation at VW’s Chattanooga plant, the union has managed to work its way around ...
Mexican government also asking Takata information over airbags
The country’s economy ministry announced it asked the local division of Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp for information about the exact car models that have been supplied with its ...
UAW says Mercedes should allow Alabama plant workers talk unionization
The automotive union in the US announced it would seek to pressure local executives of the Mercedes-Benz assembly facility in Alabama to allow workers to discuss their intentions to set ...
Toyota Mirai to be produced at the old LFA factory
The brand new Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle will be put together at the factory which used to assemble the Lexus LFA. Despite being a completely different vehicle than the Lexus ...
US: Ford’s F-150 assembly plant gets rid of sparks and noises
If you ever entered a modern car assembly facility, you know two things are omnipresent – welding sparks and overall noise. But, as the 2015 F-150 is revolutionary made out ...
Takata plant in Mexico could be the root cause of airbag issues
The Japanese automotive supplier’s plant located in Ciudad Frontera, Mexico could soon move from the global auto supply chain to the front of an ongoing investigation into airbags that have ...
US: GM to lay off more workers working on passenger cars
After announcing it decided to cut a production shift and 350 hourly workers from its Lansing Grand River plant that handles Cadillac ATS and CTS production, the automaker has announced ...
Volkswagen opens the door to UAW representation in the US
While the United Auto Workers has so far unsuccessfully organized attempts to unionize workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the local unit of German carmaker VW might have ...
GM dropping production at Cadillac plant to match supply with demand
General Motors has moved to axe one of the production shifts at the Michigan assembly facility where the carmaker outputs the premium Cadillac ATS and CTS models. This is one of ...

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