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Loss at Volkswagen plant upends union's plan for U.S. South (Workers voted against union)
Yahoo Finance ^

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:23 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Reuters) - In a stinging defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, Volkswagen AG workers voted against union representation at a Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which had been seen as organized labor's best chance to expand in the U.S. South.

The loss, 712 to 626, capped a sprint finish to a long race and was particularly surprising for UAW supporters, because Volkswagen had allowed the union access to the factory and officially stayed neutral on the vote, while other manufacturers have been hostile to organized labor.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; tennessee; uaw; unions; volkswagen; vw
People are finally waking up to the fact that unions kill jobs.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:23 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thread here:

Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123270/posts


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:23:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Red in Blue PA

The union will just send in some more knee breakers and head crackers then push for another election.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:27:41 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good!!

Unions served a much needed purpose at one time.

But power corrupts and they just wouldn’t let it go until they became the very thing they despised and claim to be fighting against.

Funny how people become the very thing they hate or detest.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:29:56 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Iron Munro

As mentioned on the other thread, this will provide new motivation to make card check happen.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:40 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Red in Blue PA
Unions worked so well for Detroit:


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:33:45 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Red in Blue PA
People are finally waking up to the fact that unions kill jobs.

Then there is the job-killing NRLB. That holdover from the 30's is another dinosaur that needs to be abolished since it has outlived its usefulness as well.

7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:21 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Iron Munro

Down south, folks believe in the 2nd Amendment. If some Northern Guido Union thugs try to break legs down here, they’ll wind up “disappeared” into some holler alongside 1930’s Revenue Agents.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:37 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: tanknetter
this will provide new motivation to make card check happen.

What about the "right to privacy" used by leftists to justify abortion?

Don't workers have that same "right to privacy"?
9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Iron Munro

NRLB will come in and claim it was illegal and a do-over is required.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:36:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Iron Munro
I think also that many employees have come to realize that today's unions are so corrupt and lawless that they are actually a far worse deal than what businesses offer.

My father-in-law was required to join a union to keep his job at a chemical plant in Baton Rouge (this was before Louisiana became a "right-to-work" state). At one time the Teamsters tried to replace the existing union, and he fought tooth and nail to prevent the change, because he had seen first hand how corrupt unions really are and the Teamsters were far worse than his current union.

11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:37:54 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t unions drive the South’s textile industry out of the country?


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:38:07 AM PST by abclily
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To: Red in Blue PA
Go here and here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3123270/posts?page=30#30

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3123270/posts?page=31#31

13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:38:11 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: abclily
Didn’t unions drive the South’s textile industry out of the country?

Yeah, or ask all the steelworkers in Pittsburgh how great the unions are...oh, wait...that's right. There are no more steel jobs in Pittsburgh.

14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:46:07 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have a phone and a pen and............!


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:49:59 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Red in Blue PA
The loss, 712 to 626 ...
That's not good news that the vote was so close.
Won't be long before many of those who voted against the UAW will be "converted" and a new vote called for.
16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:57:39 AM PST by oh8eleven (claimer)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Obama said that the only people against the UAW drive at the VW plant were business interests, who were more concerned about shareholders than the workers.

But here we see that the workers, in a free and fair election, decided against joining the UAW.

SO, by Obama’s logic, are the workers more concerned with shareholder profits than their own well being? What am I missing here?


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:59:32 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (we')
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To: Dr. Ursus

I have a phone and a pen and............!

...and you know what for brains!


18 posted on 02/15/2014 9:01:27 AM PST by wita
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To: Red in Blue PA
...even President Barack Obama waded into the discussion early on Friday, accusing Republican politicians of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers.

Same old class warfare argument. Hey! Bozo! This vote means more jobs here in the US, not in Mexico. How about dropping the political posturing and look at the facts. You and Karl Marx are not welcomed in TN.

19 posted on 02/15/2014 9:20:30 AM PST by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Vote was too close IMHO. They will be back and they will keep pounding until they win by one Vote, count in it.

I guess this means that the Union won’t be able to buy another Private Jet to fly around the next Corrupt Democrat Secretary of (Union) Labor.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 9:32:58 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Parmy
Didn't the mulatto bastard just pay them a visit promoting unionism ?

I mean .. didn't ... hmmph .. didn ... heh heh ... didn't he jus ... haw ... hmmphh .um ... Ha ha ha HAWW HAAAWWW

21 posted on 02/15/2014 9:58:49 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m sure as a European company, VW has incredibly generous wages, benefits, time off (6 weeks+...I bet), parental leave, etc.... pretty much matching what it does in Europe. No union shop could do better (or even match)—so with the company treating its employees so well, there’s zero motivation to pay out money to a union—since who needs protection?

I’ve known guys who work for European companies, and wow, do they get treated well!


22 posted on 02/15/2014 10:05:44 AM PST by AnalogReigns (Real life is ANALOG!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I saw an interview with the workers at that plant and they said they didn’t want their city to turn into Detroit or their jobs go to a new VW plant in Mexico.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 11:17:17 AM PST by The Great RJ
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