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Tennessee Lawmakers Plan Hearings on VW Emissions Scandal

Lawmakers in Tennessee plan hearings over whether the Volkswagen emissions scandal could imperil the nearly $900 million in state and local incentives that have been directed toward the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga. Republican Sen. Bo Watson of … Continue reading

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For 7 Years, VW Software Thwarted Pollution Regulations

Volkswagen became the world’s top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America’s tough Clean Air laws. VW’s success story was so good that pollution-control advocates did their own tests, hoping to … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Adding 200 Jobs at Chattanooga Plant

In the biggest hiring effort at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant since 2012, the German automaker is adding 200 new production posts related to its $900 million expansion. The slots are the first production jobs of the 2,000 new positions the company … Continue reading

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Magazine Drops Tennessee Ranking Over VW Politicial Interference

Tennessee has dropped a spot in Chief Executive magazine’s annual rating of the best and worst states for business over political interference on labor issues at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. According to the magazine, Tennessee is on the downward … Continue reading

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VW Union Effort Accelerates

Coordinators of an employee-created union called American Council of Employees at Volkswagen are accelerating their organizing efforts. Last week, Volkswagen worker Mike Burton, who led anti-United Auto Worker efforts during February’s election, announced he was starting the new union at the local plant. … Continue reading

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Chattanooga Awaits VW Expansion Decision

Chattanooga Free Times Press If Volkswagen green-lights production of a new sport utility vehicle in Chattanooga, it will be viewed as one of Tennessee’s biggest economic development wins of the year. “It certainly would be really large,” said Dr. Bill … Continue reading

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Alexander Urges VW to bring SUV to Chattanooga Plant

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander called on Volkswagen on Thursday to build its new sport utility vehicle in Chattanooga and “put all the fuss about the United Auto Workers election behind us.” “There’s no reason in the world Volkswagen wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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