Skip to comments.UAW confirms talks with VW about Tennessee plant
Posted on 09/06/2013 7:01:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The United Auto Workers union confirmed Friday that its 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 states ability to lure other large manufacturers to the state.
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Simple—Revoke all permits and zoning related to the plant.
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!
VW, please listen politely and then show them the door.
If VW is smart, they’ll say, “To heck with it.” Haven’t the union thugs destroyed enough jobs as it is?
I was hoping I’d see the kinds of replies I’ve seen.
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.
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.
It’s in the Germans DNA to have Unions. They are probably welcoming it. Pull the permits and tax breaks Tenn.!
The kiss of death.
Does VW have a death wish?
TENNESSEE - THE NEXT DETROIT?
Decherd and Smyrna are right up I-24. Keep the UAW the hell out!
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.
Damn unions are like a disease.
Look for the union label. And if you see one put it back on the shelf.
Keep them out of here.
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?)
I don't think so.
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.
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