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Charges and counter-charges flew Monday over the fairness of a three-day election next week in which workers at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant will decide whether to join the United Auto Workers and climax a yearlong union organizing effort.

Alstom Power is furloughing for nearly a month most of its 335 workers at its Chattanooga boiler operation as the company consolidates operations in response to sluggish sales of its equipment.

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales fell 19 percent in January, with the Chattanooga-made Passat posting a nearly 30 percent decline over the same month a year ago.

Alstom Power is furloughing for nearly a month most of its 335 workers at its Chattanooga boiler operation as the company consolidates operations in response to sluggish sales of its equipment.

A onetime grocery store on Chattanooga's trendy North Shore is undergoing an extreme makeover into law offices and commercial space in a project valued at upwards of $2 million.

An anti-union group said Friday that some Chattanooga Volkswagen plant workers have been denied an opportunity to voice their oppostion to the United Auto Workers.

An anti-union group said Friday that some Chattanooga Volkswagen plant workers have been denied an opportunity to voice their oppostion to the United Auto Workers.

Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers may be closing in on a potential election at the carmaker's Chattanooga plant, and observers said the stakes are high for not just the workforce but the union and other employers in the South.

Ross Lehmann said Wednesday that plans for a one-day stopover in Chattanooga turned out to last closer to an entire work week — a hangover from the snowstorm that jammed up air travel to Atlanta.

The National Right to Work Foundation is seeking an official inquiry into the National Labor Relations Board's conduct in handling complaints filed last year by several Chattanooga Volkswagen plant employees related to the United Auto Workers organizing campaign.

The National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys have requested an official inquiry into the National Labor Relations Board’s conduct in adjudicating several Chattanooga Volkswagen America workers’ charges against VW and the United Auto Worker during the union’s organizing campaign.

Volkswagen of America today named Mark Barnes to the post of vice president of sales for the Volkswagen brand, effective Feb. 1.

Delta Airlines already today has canceled seven of its eight flights out of Chattanooga Airport to Atlanta in the wake of the snow-stricken conditions, according to Lovell Field’s website.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Passat is front and center in the automaker's new Super Bowl commercial as the company hearkens back to a scene from the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" to showcase German engineering.

Anthony Frampton said he likes to fly into Chattanooga Airport because it's an easy destination in which to get around — unlike some larger passenger terminals.

A probe by the National Labor Relations Board has found that the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen did not violate U.S. labor law during the union's organizing efforts at the automaker's Chattanooga plant last year.

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The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen did not violate U.S. labor law during the union’s organizing efforts at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant.

The effort to block the unionizing of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has become the top goal for the newly formed Center for Worker Freedom, the group's executive director said.

After spending more than $1 billion on a production plant in Chattanooga and crafting a made-for-America Passat, Volkswagen officials again are questioning how to bridge the German and U.S. markets.

Volkswagen is touting German engineering -- and its Chattanooga-made Passat -- in a online teaser ad for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial.

Newly named Volkswagen of America chief Michael Horn said the automaker needs not just a seven-seat sport utility vehicle, which the Chattanooga assembly plant is the leading contender to build, but a new compact SUV as well.

Already the frontrunner to assemble a new sport utility vehicle, Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant also could see even more product such as the Jetta compact car, according to a report Friday.

An automotive website is reporting that Volkswagen officials are looking at producing its next Jetta compact car at the automaker’s Chattanooga assembly plant.

An automotive website is reporting that Volkswagen officials are looking at producing its next Jetta compact car at the automaker’s Chattanooga assembly plant.

A new study shows pent-up demand for hundreds of more housing units a year in downtown Chattanooga, especially among UTC students and middle-income renters and buyers, and it identifies potential financial incentives for builders.

J.C. Penney plans to shut its Northgate Mall department store by the end of June, ending a 42-year presence in the Hixson market and putting up another challenge in the redevelopment of the shopping center.

J.C. Penney Co. is closing its Northgate Mall store, according to mall owner CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

DETROIT — The Volkswagen Passat family is growing -- a move that could bolster production of the midsize sedan at the company's Chattanooga plant.

DETROIT — Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers union leaders say they are continuing to talk about how a works council may be created in Chattanooga to help bring workers and managers together to plan car production.

Volkswagen of America’s new chief executive, in his first comments on union organizing efforts at the company’s Chattanooga plant, said today that he will accept whatever workers at the factory decide on the issue.

DETROIT - Volkswagen today unfurled a new version of the Chattanooga-made Passat with a focus on fuel efficiency, and plans are to unveil another with an eye on sportiness later this week at the North American International Auto Show.

DETROIT — Volkswagen's chief executive pledged Sunday to go on a sales offensive in the U.S. that will include a new sport utility vehicle, but he stopped short of naming the automaker's Chattanooga plant as the production site.

FSG Bank has appointed Bonnie Blalock as a senior vice president for commercial banking.

Chattanooga Airport officials Friday moved to merge general aviation services at Lovell Field, buying out competitor TAC Air for $12.37 million and ending four years of turbulence which saw charges and counter-charges fly.

Chattanooga Airport officials today purchased the operations of general aviation competitor TAC Air for $12.37 million.

Volkswagen will probably build a new sport utility vehicle in Chattanooga, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Chattanooga's economic developers plan put an award-winning film about Volkswagen's auto plant here in its business recruitment tool box, officials said Thursday at the documentary's premiere in the city.

Chattanooga Airport on Wednesday lurched closer to a buyout of general aviation competitor TAC Air.

Chattanooga airport officials today took the first action toward a buyout of general aviation provider TAC Air’s operations at Lovell Field.

Chattanooga planners on Tuesday cited road and traffic worries as they called for officials to block the newest proposal for a $100 million apartment and commercial project off Highway 153 in Hixson.

The latest proposal to build a $100 million apartment and commercial project off Highway 153 is receiving a thumbs down from Chattanooga planners.

Hibbett Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Chattanooga.

An award-winning filmmaker was at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant Monday shooting a segment for the carmaker for the Detroit auto show next week, but he shed no light on if the city may land assembly of a sport utility vehicle soon.

With Volkswagen Passat sales off for December and 2013, VW this year plans to tell potential buyers more about the Chattanooga-made sedan's clean diesel model to jumpstart growth.

Volkswagen of America today reported sharply lower Passat and overall vehicle sales in December.

Sales of new trucks and sport utility vehicles in Hamilton County swelled to their highest mark in six years in 2013.

General aviation operator TAC Air has a "pending agreement" to sell its extensive hangar and office space at Lovell Field to the Airport Authority, potentially signaling an end to a four-year-old dispute.

Stock values rise for most local companies

Volkswagen officials knew they were making history when the German automaker decided to bring vehicle production back to the U.S., with its $1 billion Chattanooga plant helping put VW on an arc toward its goal -- to become the world's largest car company.

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