Skip to comments.Volkswagen workers in Tennessee vote no to union representation
Posted on 02/14/2014 7:44:45 PM PST by Innovative
In a stunning defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, employees voted against union representation at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, a factory seen as organized labor's best chance to expand in the U.S. South.
An official overseeing the vote, retired judge Sam Payne, said that a majority had voted against UAW representation by 712 to 626.
While voting was under way on Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker said VW would announce new investment in the plant if the UAW lost the secret ballot.
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Of course, guess which side was Obama on?
Talk about an earthquake!
Anyone got that pic of Nelson Muntz going “HA HA” we need that right now for the Unions
The workers, despite intense pressure, wisely voted to keep their jobs. Unfortunately, the closeness of the vote means that the UAW will be back.
Very good. I was afraid that they would fall for the usual unsustainable union promises. But I guess the lesson of Detroit has sunk in.
They will ask for a revote as they know the results were wrong. The union never loses. Where are the dead voters?
The margin of victory was less than 100 votes, or about seven percent.
The left usually demands to be awarded a victory by court order if they lose by an margin this small. Failing that, they’ll demand another election at the earliest opportunity.
Of course, if they win by even a single vote they treat it as a landslide victory. At that point, they declare that any further elections are “an attempt to turn back the clock.”
Wow. I was kind of worried about this vote. Thank goodness. I love the VW is in TN as is Nissan, and Toyota, Mercedes, Honda, Kia and Hyundai in AL with BMW in SC and maybe other locations and a new Air Bus coming to Mobile AL . . .
The Dem’s and the Lib’s hate that the red states are expanding and welcoming business . .. even if some of the profits go back to Japan or wherever Germany . . . the jobs are here, the economic benefit is HERE & NOW.
The Dem’s and Lib’s from the elite blue states would still prefer the southerners in the red states to be picking cotton by hand and plucking chickens by hand and picking tobacco which they continue to outlaw and ban.
We have a long way to go but Texas and other states are leading the way in creating new manufacturing and production.
A sigh of relief. Whew, glad the 700+ workers that voted DOWN the UAW had the good sense God gave ‘em.
VW was neutral. This is their only non-union plant.
If they had opposed the union, it probably would have lost by much more.
VW workers made a good choice. If there is another vote, I hope there is a larger NO union vote, sending the message to union elites loud and clear - stay out of my paycheck!
VW was silenced by the powerful German union. With Tennessee being non-union, it stands to reason expansion will be in the U.S. where they can obtain a larger profit margin. Dealing with unions is like holding rattlesnakes in a religious ceremony: do it enough and you will be bitten.
Bet Hussein Obama is a bit upset over this, this evening he was all for a YES union vote..
My husband worked for a company in Ohio for 38 years and Union tried to get in yearly..and they are to this day..Union free..
Good for the workers at VW..
wake up America..Remember in November..
I assumed that since a vote was being held at all that it was a foregone conclusion that they would vote for unionization.
I’m very happy to be wrong.
That was an uncomfortably close margin. I’m relieved it went the way that it did!
Waiting for the NLRB and/or Obama to issue ‘orders’ to Unionize the plant or punish VW itself.
The IRS I am sure is ready to do it’s master’s bidding.