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Sep 13, 2013
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Sep 13, 2013

UAW seeks VW’s blessing to represent Tennessee workers

DETROIT, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers would
like Volkswagen AG to voluntarily recognize the U.S.
union as the best choice to represent the German automaker’s
workers at its Tennessee plant, the union’s president said on
Thursday.

Doing so would eliminate the need for a more formal and
divisive vote, UAW President Bob King said, and allow the union
and VW to represent the workers using an “innovative model” that
would be a milestone in the union’s long-running effort to
organize foreign-owned auto plants.

Sep 13, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 13, 2013

UAW pushes VW to recognize union as rep for Tennessee workers

DETROIT (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers would like Volkswagen AG to voluntarily recognize the U.S. union as the best choice to represent the German automaker’s workers at its Tennessee plant, the union’s president said on Thursday.

Doing so would eliminate the need for a more formal and divisive vote, UAW president Bob King said, and allow the union and VW to represent the workers using an “innovative model” that would be a milestone in the union’s long-running effort to organize foreign-owned auto plants.

Sep 11, 2013

No IPO for AutoTrader in the offing: president

DETROIT (Reuters) – AutoTrader has no plans at the moment to consider a public listing, its president said on Wednesday, eight months after the online automobile marketplace operator pulled the plug on an initial public offering.

The company, which owns the AutoTrader.com and Kelley Blue Book brands, pulled its $300 million IPO in January, citing market conditions. Privately held Cox Enterprises, which owns 75 percent of AutoTrader, as well as all of wholesale car auction company Manheim, prefers to nurture both auto assets itself, said Sandy Schwartz, president of both units.

Sep 10, 2013
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      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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