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UAW confirms talks with VW about Tennessee plant
Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2013 9:47 AM EDT

Posted on 09/06/2013 7:01:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The United Auto Workers union confirmed Friday that it’s in talks with Volkswagen about representing workers a factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The union said its representatives met with VW officials last week in Wolfsburg, Germany, to discuss a German-style “works council” at the plant as well as full UAW representation. A works council would give workers a say in plant operations. …

The prospect of UAW representation in Chattanooga concerns Southern Republicans, who fear a UAW foothold in the region will allow it to recruit workers at other auto plants. …

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, both Republicans, have argued that inroads by the union would hurt the state’s ability to lure other large manufacturers to the state. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: billhaslam; bobcorker; chattanooga; uaw; volkswagen; workscouncil

1 posted on 09/06/2013 7:01:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Simple—Revoke all permits and zoning related to the plant.


2 posted on 09/06/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Olog-hai

Unionization of the Tennessee auto plants is a good way to eliminate auto manufacturing in Tennessee. Unionization has done wonders for the big 3. Primarily it has bankrupted 2/3rd of them!


3 posted on 09/06/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai
the UAW; the stormtroopers of Communism.
pity the Tennessean society/economy

4 posted on 09/06/2013 7:06:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Olog-hai

VW, please listen politely and then show them the door.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Olog-hai

If VW is smart, they’ll say, “To heck with it.” Haven’t the union thugs destroyed enough jobs as it is?


6 posted on 09/06/2013 7:09:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was hoping I’d see the kinds of replies I’ve seen.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Yup except you forget about all the good that unions did for the steel mills and Hostess bakerys. Oh, wait. That didn’t happen. Tennessee auto workers, you better watch your backs. I’ve been in unions(non right to work state at the time) and I’ve supervised union workers. I haven’t got any use for them or their attitudes and belligerence.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 7:13:51 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: knarf

The real reply we need to see is the VW folks showing them the door/gate with a boot in their butts and a don’t bother to come back note pinned to their shirts.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: knarf

It’s in the Germans DNA to have Unions. They are probably welcoming it. Pull the permits and tax breaks Tenn.!


10 posted on 09/06/2013 7:16:22 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Olog-hai

UAW.
The kiss of death.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Olog-hai

Does VW have a death wish?


12 posted on 09/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Jim from C-Town
Unionization of the Tennessee auto plants is a good way to eliminate auto manufacturing in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE - THE NEXT DETROIT?


13 posted on 09/06/2013 7:25:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Olog-hai

Decherd and Smyrna are right up I-24. Keep the UAW the hell out!


14 posted on 09/06/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Jim from C-Town

We shouldn’t assume the company doesn’t want unionization. Big companies look at the cost of dealing with individuals vs the cost of dealing with unions and the union is less hassle than hundreds or thousands of individuals. Its the same reason a company will pay a temp service $15 an hour for a temp who makes $7.50 an hour.

When RTW passed here in Michigan I never expected the big 3 to go non union but it will benefit automotive parts suppliers who will drop their unions and create jobs.

Interestingly enough, the Union Conservatives were heavily involved in writing the RTW legislation and pushing it forward. They themselves didn’t expect to leave their unions but recognized it as being good for all the smaller businesses which is in turn, good for their jobs.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 7:31:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Damn unions are like a disease.

Look for the union label. And if you see one put it back on the shelf.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Olog-hai

Keep them out of here.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Olog-hai

I’m guessing that VW made a logical business decision when they picked Tennessee to build their plant, instead of Michigan, Ohio, New York, or Illinois. Hmmmm....Tennessee...I wonder why Tennessee instead of those other places with so many “trained, experienced and available” auto workers?

(Do I really need the tag?)


18 posted on 09/06/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by henkster (If the Feds create an unlimited demand for bastard children, you get an unlimited supply of them.)
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To: DAC21
They came to America to live like Germans?

I don't think so.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 7:39:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DAC21
Pull the permits and tax breaks Tenn.!

As I remember, Pennsylvania gave VW a lot of tax breaks and incentives to get VW to build an assembly plant there.....when the tax breaks expired, VW pulled out.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Olog-hai

Blast. Curses. Foul. Keep that bovine scatology out of our state!!!!


21 posted on 09/06/2013 7:46:38 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: Ben Hecks

exactly


22 posted on 09/06/2013 7:47:36 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: taildragger
Bowman definitely has some stones. He was openly fighting for RTW from within his own union well before it got any attention. He testified on capitol hill last summer against union political funding.

UAW Member: Union Workers 'Need to Embrace' Right-to-Work Laws

For anyone in a forced union state who would like to get involved in bringing RTW to your state.

http://www.unionconservatives.com/
24 posted on 09/06/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

Dang.

Now you got me wantin a twinkie....


25 posted on 09/06/2013 8:30:56 AM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah lets give people who never had the smarts or ambition to start, run, or own a business, a say in how a manufacturing plant is run.

Unions and Management are both idiots if they believe that is a good idea.

Hey union parasites, want a say in how a business is run, start your own and you might find out just how ignorant you are or if you’re lucky and succeed you will be rewarded with a good income and scores of union scum demanding some of the pie you created and a say in how you run your business. Might as well let a 5 year old drive your car.

Today’s unions are just communist fronts using Mafia tactics. Yesterday’s unions had REAL problems to address.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 8:37:42 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Olog-hai
Expect VW to pack up and move to central-south america in the near future.
27 posted on 09/06/2013 8:40:42 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: onona

I have seen some Hostess products starting to show back up. Me, I’m lookin’ for some Yellow Zingers. Then all will be right with the world again.


28 posted on 09/06/2013 9:05:31 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Olog-hai

They will ask for a revote as they know the results were wrong. The union never loses. Where are the dead voters?


29 posted on 02/14/2014 7:33:06 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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