Tennessee Volkswagen Workers Could Make History With Union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Roughly 4,000 Volkswagen workers here will decide this week on whether to form a union at their assembly plant. Their votes will shape more than just the future of their jobs — they could mark a turning point for both the United Auto Workers and the auto industry in the South. The … Read more

VW workers to vote on joining UAW union in Tennessee

A Volkswagen automobile assembly plant is seen on March 20, 2024 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images DETROIT — Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will vote this week on whether to organize with the United Auto Workers in a key test of the union’s sway. A victory would give the UAW its first … Read more

Bentley Blames ‘Emotional Sensitivity’ For Slow Sales

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, March 19, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. The 2024 Toyota Yaris GR Sport: America Is Missing Out 1st Gear: “Emotional Sensitivity” Slows Bentley Sales Bentley … Read more

Volkswagen Chattanooga Workers Seek Union Election With UAW

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have filed a petition seeking to hold a union election at their assembly plant, bringing the United Auto Workers to the cusp of a historic breakthrough in the U.S. South. The UAW announced Monday morning that an overwhelming majority of employees there had signed union cards and asked the National … Read more

Virginia Foxx Subpoenas Public Defender Union Over Gaza Cease-Fire Vote

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on Monday subpoenaed a union over its vote to support a cease-fire in the ongoing war in Gaza ― a resolution that Foxx called “divisive” and “antisemitic.” The subpoena represents an escalation in months of legal and political pushback against the resolution, which a union of public defenders and social workers … Read more

United Auto Workers Sign Up Mercedes Workers For Union Drive

More than half of the employees at Mercedes-Benz’s manufacturing plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have signed union cards and intend to join the United Auto Workers, the union announced Tuesday. Hitting a majority of sign-ups marks a milestone for the UAW as it seeks to represent workers at foreign-owned auto plants in the South. The union … Read more

Lucid And Rivian Are Gearing Up For A Miserable 2024

Good morning! It’s Thursday, February 22, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Rivian Recalls Nearly Every Car It Has Built 1st Gear: Rivian, Lucid 2024 Production Falls On Weakening Demand … Read more

Henry Ford’s Great-Grandson Joined With UAW Royalty To Turn A Piece Of Auto History Into A Hare Krishna Center

In Detroit, it’s hard to escape the automotive industry, and that was even more true 50 years ago when the strangest team-up story happened in the Motor City. In 1975, Albert Brush Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford, partnered with Elisabeth Luise Reuther, daughter of UAW co-founder and long-time president Walter Reuther, to buy one of … Read more

Electric Vehicles Could Make Or Break Michigan For Joe Biden

This article is part of HuffPost’s biweekly politics newsletter. Click here to subscribe. There’s no mystery about who will win Tuesday’s presidential primaries here in my home state of Michigan. But there’s some drama on the Democratic side, because of the push for “uncommitted” votes to demonstrate anger with President Joe Biden over his support … Read more

Biden Could Delay EV Switch As Auto Industry Pressure Mounts

Good morning! It’s Monday, February 19, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Behind The Scenes of “007: Road To A Million” 1st Gear: Biden Braced For Battery Backtrack After states … Read more