Skip to comments.Awesome: Left-Wing UAW Rejected in Chattanooga
Posted on 02/15/2014 6:23:57 AM PST by rktman
Big Labor has just suffered a blow in the South.
Thanks in large part to efforts by Americans for Tax Reform to expose the left-wing United Auto Workers, employees at Chattanooga, Tennessees Volkswagen assembly plant have rejected the labor unions representation in a vote of 712-626.
The Detroit Free Press reports on the implications:
The defeat, which came despite Volkswagens neutrality, tarnishes UAW President Bob Kings legacy and could make it next to impossible for the union to extend its reach beyond domestic automakers.
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This is going to help Americans all across the nation. This is 1500 more paychecks that won’t be raided by the DemocRATS to fill their campaign “war chests.”
Now the thugs know they only have to heat up the intimidation on a little more than 3.2% of the workers before they take another vote.
That was too close.
Once the UAW camel gets its nose under the tent, it sucks the blood out of a company. So far, the right to work states have fended them off, but Obama has been trying mightily to stack the NLRB so its decisions are pro-union, especially in the area of elections. One vote, one time... like the Middle East.
BIG SOCIALISM has just suffered a blow in the South.
How to Identify Legal Plunder
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law which may be an isolated case is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.
The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.
Legal Plunder Has Many Names
Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole with their common aim of legal plunder constitute socialism.
It’s not necessary to hang chad. We can vote him out.
It’s easy to
live - free - republic
Within a year the unions will be back trying again.
Lefties never give up. They keep coming back, wearing the opposition down.
‘Will of the People’ be damned.
All they had to do was look at the Saturn plant in Spring Hill, TN and the Peterbilt plant in Madison, TN. Both UAW shops. Both now closed.
That’s 626 people that need to be fired.
Sorry. If you voted for this you can no longer be trusted. I wouldn’t let them get within10 feet of a car.
Next up, cars being sabotaged and the media coming out and advocating for having a union there. We have seen this before.
Means fewer union thug honchos. Meaning would be honchos are out flipping burgers which fits their
VW WANTED the union to win, actually.
89% voted, so 11% weren’t motivated to bring in the UAW when they had their chance.
Wonderful news! Workers didn’t want to pay dues to support liberal causes! Entry level workers are making more than their (union) counterparts in Detroit, and they like it that way. UAW membership is down from 1.5M to 400K! What great news this morning.
That and the Ninth Circuit Court decision that California gun laws were against the Constitution and CCW is coming - make my day, Lord.
Did the egos at UAW figure out the reason why they lost was because of them? VW wanted an “European” style union and all that was available was the thug union that “cares” for the worker; especially the dues.
See my post about the brady bunch and their declaring that the 9th circus court was WRONG on the ruling.
Irony of all ironies: The Union complained about “outside interference” for this vote.
I think Volkswagen was smart for staying neutral as it made more people look into it for themselves.
RAT heads are exploding this very minute... check it out
I suspect they’re referring to Corker’s comments (anti) and not Obama’s (pro) on the subject.
Yeah...ten percent for non-voting....kinda tells the rest of the story. They weren’t charged up and enthusiastic about this deal.
I doubt that the owners of VW wanted the UAW to win. The executives maybe did because it would have made their life back home easier. The German union definitely wanted a win for their solidarity in the union movement principle. “Fraternally Yours” on all union writings is part of the pitch.
The German “Mitbestimmung” laws make union participation on the boards of big companies mandatory, so the union sits on the VW supervisory board.
Saying VW wanted a win is not so simple. Parts did and parts didn’t. Thankfully the workers didn’t, even with a lot of pressure. I say,having won and lost union elections,to get a no-union vote without aggressive company action is remarkable.
I used to see the UAW out on strike at the
Peterbilt plant about every two or three yrs.
Heck they still had a picket line out as Peterbilt
was in the process on moving their equipment to Texas.
Hurrah for the vote yesterday,but the UAW will
back for another vote next year