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Sunbug: Nigerian student turns old Volkswagen car into country’s first solar-electric car

Nigeria’s 1st Solar-Electric Car Built By Student (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Gas2. Segun Oyeyiola’s parents were always telling him, “you better find something better to do. Your siblings have completed their first degrees and rather than you do some stupid things.” Those “stupid things”, in…  …

United Auto Workers withdraws objection to lost election at TN Volkswagen plant

(Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union on Monday said it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in the result of a February election it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee. UAW President Bob King, in a statement issued by the union on…

Tenn. auto workers accuse UAW of colluding with Volkswagen

By Bernie Woodall (Reuters) – Five Volkswagen workers moved on Tuesday to undercut the United Auto Workers’ appeal to an election that resulted in the union’s failure to organize VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant earlier this month, an anti-union group said. In a petition to the National Labor Relations Board, the…

How fear beat the UAW in Tennessee

On Friday, a three-day election process ended when Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., voted against joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) 712 to 626. Coming into the vote, both sides knew what was at stake — the union drive was a direct threat……

Obama fires back at Tenn. Sen. Bob Corker as Volkswagen workers end union vote

By Richard Cowan and Bernie Woodall CAMBRIDGE, Md./CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Reuters) – P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG’s plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers. Obama’s comments, made at a…

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee begin crucial vote on unionization

Workers at German auto giant Volkswagen’s plant in Tennessee were voting Wednesday on whether to form a union, a decision seen as a referendum on the health of the US labor movement. The United Auto Workers (UAW) has never managed to organize in an American plant owned by a foreign…

Volkswagen overtakes General Motors as world number two car maker

Germany’s Volkswagen overtook US rival General Motors to become the world’s second-biggest car maker after Japanese giant Toyota, last year sales figures showed on Friday. The German group said that it sold a total of 9.73 million vehicles in 2013. That figures covers all 12 of VW’s brands, including truck…

Say farewell to an iconic symbol of nomadic hippydom: The Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi van

It was the defining image of nomadic hippydom, gracing Bob Dylan album covers, hauling surfers and their boards in search of killer waves and serving as the vehicle of choice for Scooby-Doo and his hapless, ghost-busting gang. But this month the last ever Volkswagen camper van rolled off the production line, 63…

Researcher’s paper banned for containing luxury car security codes

STANDFIRST: High court imposes injunction on Flavio Garcia, who has cracked security system of cars including Porsches and Bentleys A British-based computer scientist has been banned from publishing an academic paper revealing the secret codes used to start luxury cars including Porsches, Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis as it could lead…

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