LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) wants the workers at its Tennessee plant represented by a German-style works council, but the final form of representation and whether that includes the United Auto Workers union must be decided by the employees in a formal vote, the automaker’s top U.S. executive said on Wednesday.
“Our strong desire is to have a works council present in Chattanooga,” Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America’s president and CEO, said in an interview at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “The challenge in a U.S. context is how to bring that into being. That’s obviously the point of discussion in terms of how you actually move forward.”
LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Consumers’ growing love
affair with “crossover” vehicles that combine the functionality
and cachet of sport utility vehicles with the comfort and
performance of a car shows no signs of abating with Germany’s
Porsche unveiling the compact luxury Macan.
Porsche is just the latest in the global automotive industry
to pile on more crossovers as it showed off its fifth model,
including its second crossover, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on