A check of authorization cards the UAW claimed it gathered prior to the vote to unionize at Volkswagen can be "influenced in a lot of different ways" and not necessarily portray how employees feel, Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday. More on what he thinks of talk that the car company might let the UAW in anyway.
"More than two years ago we started our project and the key focus from the beginning was to achieve a high US Dollar sourcing share, which we were successful in doing. In the second step, we tried to involve more local business from here in the Chattanooga and Tennessee area and we encouraged worldwide cooperating contractors to involve local business. That was successful with the construction of the factory and we had more than 50% of local companies involved. "In the third step, we are going even further and this will involve making our US and Canadian suppliers more visible to the decision makers that will be attending the IZB in Wolfsburg," Fischer said.Representatives from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are sending representatives. SEE ALSO: More renderings released this morning of the sedan that will be made in Chattanooga
“We’ve got a good start, but we’re also very firmly with our feet planted on the ground,” Browning told reporters today at a news conference in Washington. “We know we’ve got a lot of work to do with a lot of facets of the business. We have still not passed our 1970s sales record.”
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