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Freep a poll: Should VW Chattanooga unionize?
TimesFreePress ^ | February 4, 2014 | Mike Pare

Posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:49 PM PST by KGeorge

Volkswagen, not the UAW, filed for a National Labor Relations Board-conducted vote at the factory in which about 1,600 hourly employees will cast secret ballots Feb. 12-14

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: poll; unions; vw
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:49 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: dynachrome

ping


2 posted on 02/05/2014 5:00:21 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: KGeorge

Yes is winning.
The UAW retirees are hitting their keyboards tonight...


3 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: KGeorge

as of now

Should VW unionize in Chattanooga?

53% Say yes

(12859 votes)

46% Say no

(11222 votes)

24081 total votes


4 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:12 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: KGeorge

yes and then move the plant to mexico


5 posted on 02/05/2014 5:04:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: KGeorge

We’ve got some work to do...but I am confident. (in the short run at least)


6 posted on 02/05/2014 5:04:53 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: bigheadfred
yes and then move the plant to mexico

Eh, they're not moving the plant anywhere. VW wants them to unionize.

This probably won't hurt VW much. It may drive VW prices up a bit, but its a brand that doesn't really compete on price anyway - their customer base is people who are willing to pay a bit extra for "German engineering," but are not quite in the price range of the German luxury makers.

7 posted on 02/05/2014 5:07:33 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: KGeorge

If they do, another car make I will not touch. The owners of the company might be OK, but I will not line the pockets of unions.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 5:07:35 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: bigheadfred
yes and then move the plant to mexico

Volkswagon is pushing for the union to come in. I doubt they'll pull up stumps and head for Mexico if they win.

9 posted on 02/05/2014 5:11:33 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: bigheadfred

“yes and then move the plant to mexico”

VW wants the union, not the workers. A strange situation


10 posted on 02/05/2014 5:13:38 PM PST by Figment
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To: DoodleDawg

“Volkswagon is pushing for the union to come in. I doubt they’ll pull up stumps and head for Mexico if they win.”

VW has already laid out quite a bit of infrastructure in the state as far as suppliers and such. You’re right, they aren’t going anywhere. The move may be a good pre-emptive strategy on the companies part


11 posted on 02/05/2014 5:18:48 PM PST by Figment
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To: KGeorge

Not that I was planning to buy a VW anyway, but if I’m going to buy a foreign car, it won’t be one made by the UAW.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 5:19:02 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Figment
VW has already laid out quite a bit of infrastructure in the state as far as suppliers and such. You’re right, they aren’t going anywhere. The move may be a good pre-emptive strategy on the companies part.

Unions are respected by management in Germany. I think VW is unsure on how to deal with workers at a manufacturing facility without working through a union.

13 posted on 02/05/2014 5:22:46 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg; Conscience of a Conservative; Figment

im not giving them a choice ;-))


14 posted on 02/05/2014 5:23:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to KGeorge for the ping!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. (multiple votes using multiple internetz devices are allowed!) And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

15 posted on 02/05/2014 5:35:13 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Yup, big companies often prefer to deal with the union over the individual. The last union shop I worked in invited the AFL-CIO in to help organize an independent union as a means of keeping the UAW out.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 5:36:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SandRat

I DO NOT BELIEVE there are nearly that many people still think unions are a good idea. This is a bogus vote! Union members hitting hard.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 5:39:59 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: nascarnation

LOL, it only matters how the actual workers involve vote. Isn’t an online poll kind of ......... well, meaningless?


18 posted on 02/05/2014 5:40:00 PM PST by WHBates
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To: KGeorge

VW you are dead to me.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 5:43:50 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: KGeorge

Poll has been anti-FReeped!


20 posted on 02/05/2014 5:51:04 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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