Skip to comments.Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union
Posted on 02/15/2014 10:46:45 AM PST by mandaladon
Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation in a devastating defeat for the United Auto Workers union's effort to make inroads in the South. The 712-626 vote released late Friday was surprising for many labor experts and union supporters who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches. "This is like an alternate universe where everything is turned upside down," Cliff Hammond, a labor lawyer at in Detroit, told The Wall Street Journal, noting that companies usually fight union drives. "This vote was essentially gift-wrapped for the union by Volkswagen," said Hammond, who previously worked at the Service Employees International Union. The setback is a major defeat for the UAW's effort to expand in the growing South, where foreign automakers have 14 assembly plants, eight built in the past decade, said Kristin Dziczek, director of the labor and industry group at the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think tank in Michigan. "If this was going to work anywhere, this is where it was going to work," she said of Chattanooga.
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No, the best part, the very best part, was where a US Senator, Bob Corker, announced that if the union was turned down VW would begin making an SUV there.
Imagine, a Republican Senator playing hard ball, really hard ball. He stuck his thumb in the eye of the UAW and his finger in the eye of Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO.
VW couldn’t make any actions against the union but their Senator could....... he did. How sweet it is.
Good luck with this thread. The mod pulled mine. I guess because this story is so minor and inconsequential, only one article on it can be posted.
Ed Schultz.....a few days back, the moron on MSNBC, was raving about what a gigantic win was coming forth for the UAW and the Obamabot low life types that lead the industrial unions like the UAW and are gleefully, hand in hand with Obama, destroying the USA economy and jobs!!! Terrific win for the American people, the economy and good paying, stable jobs!!! Total loss for Obama, Democrat dirt bags and the current labor union leadership!!! Lovely!!!!
How sweet it is...indeed!
If UAW Dictator-in-Chief Bob King is an honest man, he will disband the UAW and return all the funds in its coffers to its members. After all, the UAW has no future. But he will keep the UAW alive as long as he can because the UAW members pay his inflated salary.
Can you say I dare you; give it your best shot. Maybe VW knows its employees and its strengths better than the almighty UAW, and trusted they would win anyway;
and by giving the UAW every opportunity, they have effectively killed it for the future, too.
I wonder how many of the 626 “yes” voters had a “friendly” visit from UAW thug organizers.
The two are not mutually exclusive.
Even if he knew the outcome would be favorable, the opportunity to kick the crap out of the union by acting on behalf of his corporate constituent and his voters was just big an opportunity to for go.
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. Indeed, if I had my druthers, you wouldn't be welcomed anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.
What does Ed Schultz have to say? (besides “oink”)
Basically the majority of the moonbats over there think "Southern" people have some type of psychological disorder that makes them vote against their best interest and hate unions for no apparent reason...
Quite humorous to read their comments...so full of their moronic selfs and thinking they understand the south...
I wonder if the UCAW (United Communist Auto ‘Workers’) will say that the vote was a fraud. Hey, UCAW, the VW workers told you to F off. You wreck America’s automobile companies, now you are trying to wreck the others? No, we won’t bail them out if you do wreck them.
Perfect result considering the brown Midas offered his uninvited opinion days earlier.
UAW is scum. Let it die a painful death.
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“German shareholders”? Really? The Clown said that?! What, am I not allowed to own a piece of VW? Does VW create jobs in the USA that benefit AMERICAN CITIZENS?
I swear to God, Obama speaks economic moronics.
How long before the regime simply orders the plant unionized?
Why can’t a US auto company locate in a Southern right-to-work state so it doesn’t have to deal with the UAW?
Looks like they did.
I was talking about an American company, a GM, Ford, Chrysler, or any new American car company that someone might choose to create. Here, we’re talking about Volkswagen, with the union targeting Mercedes, BMW, and other foreign car makers with American plants.