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Posted on 02/15/2014 6:13:18 AM PST by KeyLargo
Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant Volkswagen workers rejected the UAW by a vote of 712 to 626.
Neal E. Boudette
Updated Feb. 14, 2014 11:44 p.m. ET
The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG VOW3.XE +1.10% 's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany's powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the plants 1,550 hourly workers.
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The Union lost, Awwhh, ..... 8^)
Gee, no chance for coke cans in the doors of VW.
President Obie said yesterday republicans were more interested in the German shareholders than the American workers. Last night the American workers said they were more interested in their own wallets than the wallets of the union bosses. FWIW; Chattanooga historically is very liberal friendly.
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Thank you to the guys and gals in Tennessee. This is going to hurt the ‘RATS’ campaign “war chest.” Great job!!!
We don’t like unions much down here.
They may try to avoid discussing it. That would be funny too but not quite as good.
This is bigger than it seems. I believe this was the opening salvo in the “workers of the world unite” bid to form a giant, worldwide behemoth. This is a major setback for the unions.
The union’s response that “outside influence’s” contributed to the out come, made me want to roll on the floor in fits of laughter.
Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant
ReutersReuters 15 hours ago
Obama's interjection in the war of words on Friday, albeit behind closed doors, underscored how much is stake in the three-day vote by VW's 1,550 hourly workers. The vote is due to end at 8:30 p.m. ET and the results could be announced soon after that.
A loss could accelerate the decline in membership, now at just under 400,000 from a peak of 1.5 million. It also would reinforce the widely held notion that the UAW cannot make significant inroads in a region that historically has been steadfastly anti-union. Virtually every state in the U.S. South has passed right-to-work legislation that gives workers the choice of joining a union and paying union dues.
Here in the south the word union still has a bitter taste to it.
Obama speaks at United Auto Workers conference
“You are showing us what is possible in America.”
Unions are an arm of the DIMs and major extortionists. As to the results of the VW vote: Bwaaaaaahahahahahahaha.
Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet
John Ransom | Feb 18, 2013
Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.
Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.
In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.
Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a footnote in the annals of history if the steady decline in membership keeps up at the current pace.
The U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released statistics Jan. 23 that confirm an alarming drop in unionization, writes Denver Labor attorney Bill Berger in the Denver Business Journal, especially in private (nongovernmental) workplaces . BLS statistics show unions lost 400,000 members in America last year. In 2011, 11.8 percent of all workers were union. That dropped to 11.3 percent in 2012.
Were getting destroyed, said MNBCs hilariously-named business expert and Democrat, pro-union candidate Krystal Ball about labor unions.
And yes, I understand Krystal Ball is her real name, but there are cool real names- like Johnny Ransom- and ones that make you sound like a stripper, like, um Krystal Ball.
If you can manage to watch past her eyebrows moving up and down to highlight her sincerity and the drippy, syrupy, plastic rhetoric well, anyway, you can see the video below.
"Unfortunately, politically motivated third parties threatened the economic future of this facility and the opportunity for workers to create a successful operating model that that would grow jobs in Tennessee,"
He blames outside influences on their loss. Then we read a couple paragraphs down:
The Chattanooga workers had been courted steadily for nearly two years by both the UAW and the IG Metall union...
Seems to me the United Awful Workers and IG Metall engaged in the same kind of politically motivated influence with their "courting".
I guess it's OK for them to engage in attempts at influencing the workers to vote for their miserable union, but it's not OK for anyone to attempt to influence the workers to vote against it. It gives me a headache just trying to follow these creatures logic.