Skip to comments.That snapping sound you hear is the AFL-CIO’s white flag of surrender flying over Dixie
Posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:41 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
When the UAW failed miserably in Chattanooga and was not able to unionize the Volkswagen plant, even with a staked deck, it started a chain reaction and the next domino has fallen. The news that the AFL-CIO has decided to keep its money and not even try to save three Southern Democrat Senators comes as no real shock.
The powerful union reviewed the polls and the political climate in North Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas and decided backing the Democrats in these states would be throwing good money after bad. The decision left Democrat Senators Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina on their own with little major union help as they try to hold on to their seats in a region that is increasingly hostile to Democrats...
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I predict that even if they get a favorable ruling from the NLRB to hold a second election in Chatanooga, they wont do it. They would face an even bigger defeat and that would be the final nail in their Southern coffin. They wont risk that.
I read on a lefty blog, I think, that the only reason they lost the vote is because Volkswagen sided with them! There was some deal they would get if they went union.... Thought it likely spin. I certainly hope they don’t try again.
The NLRB is going to approve a re-vote under something approaching Card Check rules, and they will win.
Take it to the bank.
Tyrants never surrender! Why can’t people figure tha out?!
Behind the backs of the Chattanooga workers, the UAW signed a neutrality agreement pledging that any future labor agreement would be committed to maintaining and where possible enhancing the cost advantages and other competitive advantages [Volkswagen] enjoys relative to its competitors in the United States and North America.
While also agreeing to maintain high standards of productivity, i.e., speedup and sweat shop exploitation, the UAW pledged to prevent any strikes, pickets or slowdownsin other words, to serve as an industrial police force for the company.
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