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Awesome: Left-Wing UAW Rejected in Chattanooga
Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/2014 | Cortney O'Brien

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, Tennessee’s Volkswagen assembly plant have rejected the labor union’s representation in a vote of 712-626.

The Detroit Free Press reports on the implications:

The defeat, which came despite Volkswagen’s neutrality, tarnishes UAW President Bob King’s legacy and could make it next to impossible for the union to extend its reach beyond domestic automakers.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; tennessee; thugs; uaw; unions; volkswagen
Recount?! Too bad union thugs. Although the count was closer than I would have liked, they still lost. I don't think the VW employees in TN are hurtin'. I could be wrong.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 6:23:57 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

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.”


2 posted on 02/15/2014 6:29:33 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: rktman

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.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 6:33:06 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

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.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 6:33:56 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rktman

Who Ray!


5 posted on 02/15/2014 6:37:46 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rktman

BIG SOCIALISM has just suffered a blow in the South.

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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.

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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.

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6 posted on 02/15/2014 6:40:25 AM PST by PGalt
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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.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 6:49:02 AM PST by Vinnie
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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.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 6:51:06 AM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: Vinnie

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.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 6:52:00 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: rktman

Means fewer union thug honchos. Meaning would be honchos are out flipping burgers which fits their
skill level


10 posted on 02/15/2014 6:56:04 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

VW WANTED the union to win, actually.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 6:57:44 AM PST by babble-on
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To: rktman

89% voted, so 11% weren’t motivated to bring in the UAW when they had their chance.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 7:01:58 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: rktman

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.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 7:07:33 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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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.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 7:09:29 AM PST by Liaison
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To: bboop

See my post about the brady bunch and their declaring that the 9th circus court was WRONG on the ruling.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 7:09:59 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: PGalt
thanks, PGalt..genuine clarity was needed on these issues.

16 posted on 02/15/2014 7:13:07 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Liaison

Irony of all ironies: The Union complained about “outside interference” for this vote.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 7:13:26 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"seen it before"
yes..we have, many a time/examples and
the American Society have pd. very dearly..
neverever, trust a union and "it's leeching" politicos.

18 posted on 02/15/2014 7:24:52 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rktman

I think Volkswagen was smart for staying neutral as it made more people look into it for themselves.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 7:35:54 AM PST by Patriot95
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To: rktman


20 posted on 02/15/2014 7:36:35 AM 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

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

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014728291


21 posted on 02/15/2014 7:36:43 AM 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: Tea Party Terrorist

I suspect they’re referring to Corker’s comments (anti) and not Obama’s (pro) on the subject.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 7:45:08 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yeah...ten percent for non-voting....kinda tells the rest of the story. They weren’t charged up and enthusiastic about this deal.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 7:53:35 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: babble-on

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.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:15 AM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: EricT.

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


25 posted on 02/15/2014 8:34:43 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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