Skip to comments.VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief
Posted on 02/20/2014 1:44:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
Volkswagens top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.
Workers at VWs factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last Friday voted against representation by the United Auto Workers union (UAW), rejecting efforts by VW representatives to set up a German-style works council at the plant.
German workers enjoy considerable influence over company decisions under the legally enshrined co-determination principle which is anathema to many politicians in the U.S. who see organized labor as a threat to profits and job growth.
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Unions by law have representation on corporate boards in Germany. Hence they can stop VW from putting any more plants in the South if they don’t like the outcome of this election.
Switch to Toyota production. We’ll stop buying VW’s in the south and see how they like that.
Good old social market economy. Of course the “work councils” would prefer no overseas workers if they can’t get money out of them. VW being in third place sales-wise makes their position precarious, though, and the government can step in and put them in their place (whoops).
I hate German Communists. By trying to peddle this union crap in the South, I hope they are met with violent opposition, if it is needed. They can build their next plant in Hell.
Wasn’t VW Hitlers little innovation?
Well it only took a week for the union to resort to the next level of mob tactics.
They’ll force unions on these workers one way or another.
Ferdinand Porsche, actually. Of course, when Adolf took over and called the car the “KdF-Wagen”, then it became a state affair.
Last I checked, all five aforementioned companies are operating every U.S. plant at or near 100% capacity.
Time to take the union thugs out and give them a good pummeling.
Sorry, but it is the only thing they understand.
I’m not exactly sure German Unions are much like UAW.
I could be wrong though.
Germans tend to value craftsmanship and create programs for workers to become masters in their fields.
UAW is all about power and control.
“And I’m gonna take my ball and go home and tell my Mommy!”
I’d buy a Schwimmwagen if I could find one for a reasonable sum. Or a bus or a Kombi, take it apart and build a Pookie.
And if you know off the top of your head what any of that is, then you’re as weird as I am. :-)
I doubt that union workers will be making these:
Elio Motors and the Three Wheeled Car - A Moonshot Project ($6800, 84 mpg)
VW has been providing the turbo Diesel small car technology in the US for the last ~20 years that the domestics claim the peeps don’t want.
Sent this letter to VW.
My husband and I bought a VW Passat TDI. We were glad to hear that the union did not win in the south. Now VW home office says they might not want to build cars in south if union doesn’t get in? If they want to get into US politics, maybe we should no longer buy VW’s. Please express our concern.
"According to Trevor Davies Engineering, manufacturer of the Pookie, "...of the 76 vehicles built between 1976 and 1980 none ever detonated a mine, though 12 were lost and two drivers were killed." Remotely detonated mines were responsible for the loss of the 12 vehicles and one of the fatalities, though it is not clear[to whom?] if the remaining fatality, caused by an RPG, also resulted in the loss of vehicle and if that loss was included in the previous count."
Remember the Messerschmitt KR-175? Also a three-wheel bubble car; got about 64 mpg, but top speed was only 50 mph.
Remember that Volkswagen was a child, originally, of the Third Reich, and as such, being the “People’s Car”, it was only right it should be assembled by “the People”, which in German bureaucratese, meant “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei”, abbreviated as NSDAP, but most popularly known as “Nazi”.
The Third Reich integrated all the labor unions into arms of the regime, and used the predisposition of the German people and their allegiance to the soil of Germany to further make the demand upon the “Volken” to see the subjugation of ALL the workers (”Arbeiter”) to the greater good of the State.
Even after the humbling defeat of the Third Reich, in their hearts, Germans still see organized unions as the salvation of their secular lives. Is it genetic or something?
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