The Passat is one of the car models currently being built at the VW plant in Chattanooga.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga have filed complaints saying the company is coercing employees into approving the United Auto Workers as their bargaining agent.
The complaints were filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Volkswagen's top labor official, Bernd Osterloh, says that Chattanooga would need to organize in order to compete for a new SUV that VW hopes to build in the U.S., requiring 800 new workers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —An undocumented immigrant shackled to a hospital bed while she gave birth will get a $490,000 settlement from the city of Nashville. The woman was under arrest at the time following a traffic stop.
The Tennessean reported that the Metro Council approved the agreement yesterday to end the five-year long lawsuit brought by Juana Vilegas.
The case turned the national spotlight on Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall's enforcement of a federal deportation law, which is no longer enforced in the county.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys set a trial date on Wednesday for two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious fellow student.
Brandon Brandenburg of Indio, Calif., and Cory Batey of Nashville are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 11
Two other ex-players, Brandon Banks of Brandywine, Md., and Tip McKenzie of Woodville, Miss. are also charged with rape in the June 23 incident. Their cases were separated from the other two players on Wednesday.