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VW workers at Tennessee plant reject union
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 14, 2014 10:05 PM EST | Erik Schelzig and Tom Krisher

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:16:40 PM PST by Olog-hai

Edited on 02/14/2014 7:28:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories.

The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches.

The UAW for decades has tried without success to organize a foreign-owned plant in a region that's wary of organized labor. The loss now makes it even harder for the union to recruit members at another Southern factory.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; liberalagenda; tennessee; uaw; unions; unionthugs; volkswagen; vw
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1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:16:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Very interesting...The plot thickens.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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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?


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:52 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Olog-hai

Send down Al Franken; he’ll adjust the votes


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:19:03 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: ncfool

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” Stalin.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:20:14 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Olog-hai

The unionistas were very confident that they were going to win this one, and Volkswagen was pretty low key in opposition.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:20:58 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey! Did anyone check their car trunks? That’s usually good for a few hundred votes in the “right” direction.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:21:23 PM PST by Wingy
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To: Olog-hai
And the DUmmies are in meltdown.

I don't know that for a fact, just assuming, since I refuse to go to that cesspool.

8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:38 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is saddened.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:52 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Olog-hai

Screw the UAW. They would just close the VW plant after the Union went into the plant.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:24 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Chode

Ping


11 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Paging Obame executive order requested.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:53 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: Olog-hai

But,but, I thought nobama said everyone wanted the union? May nobama’s toxic touch carry through the next election cycles.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:58 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: cdcdawg

But Obama came out in favor of the union, which immediately doomed it to failure...

Barry’s reverse Midas touch is legendary...


14 posted on 02/14/2014 7:27:01 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: OldSmaj
Terry Bowman is great. He's a senior UAW member beating them up from the inside. They can't get rid of him even though he fought for Rick Walker in Wisconsin, for RTW in Michigan, has testified in DC against his union, and recently was warning VW workers against unionization.

Bowman and Owen: UAW not in best interest of workers
15 posted on 02/14/2014 7:27:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mastador1

Shortly before the vote:

“Obama said everyone was in favor of the UAW representing Volkswagen except for local politicians who “are more concerned about German shareholders than American workers,”


16 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:10 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

And the vote came out against unionization despite the President weighing in - or because of it, not sure which.
I wonder how many people are going to say they were pressured by the union, or get punished by the union for voting no.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:27 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Olog-hai

Outstanding, now stand by for union thuggery and more voting...........


18 posted on 02/14/2014 7:29:04 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Olog-hai

It is still disturbing to see they only won by 86 votes.

Can the union request another vote later on?


19 posted on 02/14/2014 7:29:43 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

Maybe a Federal Judge will decide that the Union’s loss was unconstitutional.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:31:07 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Oatka

47% to 53% roughly.

That’s a mandate, right?


21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:33:00 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Olog-hai

FREEDOM!

22 posted on 02/14/2014 7:33:03 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Hoorah, Arizona!)
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To: ltc8k6

Beat me to it. Everything Obama wants and touches fails. The Obama admin must be in panic mode trying to save Dear Leader from himself.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 7:34:16 PM PST by matt04
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To: Olog-hai

Getting close.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:00 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Olog-hai

ED Schuttz is crying The PRO UNION workers told him they “KNEW” they had the votes.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:49 PM PST by therut
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To: Olog-hai

Corker should have kept his big trap shut. Why give the UAW any ammo in this fight. Corker needs to go away.
http://www.nooga.com/165444/corker-reiterates-statement-linking-uaw-vote-and-suv/

Chattanooga lucked out on this vote. Thank you Volkswagen workers for not bringing the UAW to our city!


26 posted on 02/14/2014 7:36:19 PM PST by BloomNTn
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To: Oatka

This was something that VW tacitly endorsed, so the close vote wasn’t surprising.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:12 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Olog-hai

Good news.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:30 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ltc8k6
“Obama said everyone was in favor of the UAW representing Volkswagen except for local politicians who “are more concerned about German shareholders than American workers,”

As opposed to our politicians in the White House and D.C. who don't give a damn about American workers and are more concerned about supporting the muslim brotherhood than Americans.

29 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:38 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: wetgundog

According to the Chatanooga Times Free Press the UAW just kicked them out of their post-vote whine fest.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 7:41:25 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: Olog-hai

Smart move. Just say no to union scum.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 7:43:30 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, who in their right minds would want to hand over a part of their paycheck for basically nothing (plus know that politically part of that money would support things you don’t like as a Conservative)!?


33 posted on 02/14/2014 7:44:11 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: ltc8k6

Substitute merde for Midas. you won’t need reverse.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 7:44:30 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: BloomNTn

Corker is an ass. His stupid comments might result in a revote.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 7:56:25 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Olog-hai

But.. but.. Obie told us everybody was in favor of the union.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 8:06:01 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Olog-hai

37 posted on 02/14/2014 8:09:20 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

Unions have become money laundering operations for DNC.

What a relief they LOST this one!
:-)


38 posted on 02/14/2014 8:33:52 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Olog-hai

People who want to keep their jobs, now make popcorn and see what lawsuits demand a judge force them to join


39 posted on 02/14/2014 8:43:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Army Air Corps
WOW!!! guess they realized the money is better off in their pocket than in the pocket of some commieRAT union thug boss's pocket... just damn

there's hope for the American factory worker yet!

the mutt in the white hut will NOT be pleased...

40 posted on 02/14/2014 9:01:34 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Army Air Corps

RAT heads are exploding this very minute... check it out

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014728291


41 posted on 02/14/2014 9:11:13 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode


42 posted on 02/14/2014 9:12:56 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai

God blessed Tenn. Dolly Parton and anti-union.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 9:13:27 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Chode

Their tears are DELICIOUS!


44 posted on 02/14/2014 9:39:37 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
like nectar... i couldn't stop laughing!!! screw-em

45 posted on 02/14/2014 9:47:22 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: cdcdawg

I wonder if a lot of those workers are from the (now defunct) Saturn operation.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 11:27:21 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Olog-hai
YES!!!
47 posted on 02/14/2014 11:41:02 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: Arthurio

‘Tacitly endorsed’ is misleading I think; I don’t think that management had the power to prevent the union from infiltrating their plant.


48 posted on 02/15/2014 12:01:56 AM PST by bakeneko
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To: Olog-hai

Obama will have his stooges at the NLRB declare the vote invalid because the union lost....


49 posted on 02/15/2014 12:43:22 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m wondering how far a company can go in threatening a unionization effort? “You unionize, we shut down/move”


50 posted on 02/15/2014 4:19:30 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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