What a laugh Bill Johns from Knoxville. VW WANTS the UAW. That's why the UAW has set up a local 42. I'm glad Corker and Haslam have made it known they don't want the UAW here. The UAW will be a nightmare if they get to represent VW workers. The UAW's track record is abysmal. They are not needed anymore. Their time came and went many, many years ago. The sad part is that VW is dumb enough to want the UAW clowns in their shop. How stupid can you get. Hopefully, VW will get some sense and focus on selling cars here in the US. If they keep putting their focus on distractions like bringing the UAW in, it won't be long before VW closes up shop in Chattanooga just like they did in Pennsylvania years ago. Again, thanks for the laugh Bill Johns of Knoxville.
LOL! Just announced that VW is going to allow the UAW to set up shop at the VW plant and sign up workers to join the UAW. This will just speed up VW's exit from Chattanooga. Incompetency strikes again from VW leadership! Now, about selling 800,00 passats per year.....
You miss the entire point javelin363. VW hasn't put its complete focus on the American consumer. Instead, it is getting caught up in things that have zero bearing on their ability to sell cars in the US. There is a reason VW isn't selling automobiles in the US like they had hoped (800,000 passats sold per year in the US by when? LOL!). That reason is that VW management can't see the forest for the trees. They don't focus on what matters in terms of selling vehicles to the American consumer. I mean, how incompetent do you have to be to miscalulate the needs of the American car buying consumer by going into this 800,000 passat sales in however long with a policy of changing models every 7 years? 7 YEARS? How long has VW been floundering on a decision for another SUV line, wherever that line may end up? VW is late to the game once again, and the competition is kicking their tails in the american market because of it. Instead, VW puts their focus on things like bringing in the UAW to their Chattanooga plant. Hello! Anybody home? Personally, I could care less if they bring another line to Chattanooga. That's just more tax dollars we the taxpayer will save once VW tucks tail and runs. Given VW's incompetent leadership, it won't matter in the end because VW will be packing up and leaving because they won't be able to sell the automobiles that they need to sell. What reason would VW have to stay? The government, via fleecing the taxpayers, have handed out millions of dollars to VW for the facilities and infrastructure here in Chattanooga. VW isn't on the hook for those expenses.
That racist manager in 42 that was giving Jackie Robinson the business was about as bad a sports villian as I've ever seen.
VW's new SUV isn't here and it isn't anywhere else yet because VW is run by incompetent people. It is as simple as that. Their new SUV should have already been somewhere at least 2 years ago. Instead, VW fiddles around while their competition laughs at them. Don't even get me started on VW finally realizing that they have to produce a new updated car in the US more than every 7 years. Good grief. Instead, VW focuses on bringing the UAW into their Chattanooga plant. What a bunch of fools! Figure out how to sell your vehicles in the US for goodness sakes. The sales numbers aren't looking very good. Gee, I wonder why.
Good grief Clay. Hurting for material I guess. Geez.
BJ Upton is hitting around 200. Yet BJ Upton is still hitting in the #2 hole in the lineup which means he gets the 2nd most at bats on the team. Freddie Gonazlez needs to get a clue and drop BJ to the bottom of the order or platoon him with Schafer. BJ Upton gets paid $15 millon per year. He has 3.5 more years left on his contract. Braves GM Frank Wrenn needs to answer for the abomination of a contact he gave BJ Upton. Upton was a declining player. Just look at the stats with Tampa Bay. Yet Frank Wrenn decided to dole out $75 millon over 5 years. BJ's contract, along with the 1.5 years and $20 something million still owed to Uggla have crippled the Braves franchise to the point they are now basically a 500 ball club at best. Not very many moves can be made when you have that many $$$ going to guys who nobody else wants.
If VW is stupid enough to want the UAW at their plant, it won't be long before they exit the entire US market and their plant at Enterprise South is a ghost town. Based on VW's track record (800,000 vehicles sold in the US by when? LOL!), I would just hold onto the incentives and tell VW that Tennessee will get back to them when VW proves it has the competency (no good so far) to sell enough cars to continue to be viable in producing them in the US. Until then, NADA.
VW has to have one of the most incompetent management teams of any company I've ever seen. These morons think they can do here what they did in Germany. Heck, these pinheads can't even figure out where to put a new SUV line. How long does it take for goodness sakes? Are we talking years now? Good grief. These incompetent fools are just now figuring out that you HAVE to update your vehicles in the US more than what they do overseas. Hello! Instead of focusing on selling cars (800,000 cars per year in the US by when again? LOL!), they are caught up in their own idea of a utopian European company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. They have underestimated how many people are sick of groups like the UAW. Instead, VW is supporting the UAW and WANTS the UAW to come into their plant in Chattanooga. This works council thing just has to have the UAW to work here you know! Fools! Not only that, but even after VW's own employees rejected the UAW by a majority vote, VW STILL wants the UAW to come in. I wish I was making this up, but I'm not. Unreal how incompetent the leadership is at VW. If VW continues to focus on idocy like bringing in the UAW, showing a complete lack of leadership in terms of where (and when) to put another SUV line, and coming in late to the game in terms of figuring out what the American consumer wants in a vehicle, it won't be long before VW forces itself to cut tail and run from Enterprise South and the US market entirely.
Why does the CTFP always include the fact that Rhonda Thurman is a hairdresser in every single story about the woman? Good lord.