Skip to comments.Legal challenge to VW union election could be 'uncharted territory'
Posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:15 AM PST by rktman
A vote by workers in Tennessee that could yield the first labor union victory at a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S. South will be difficult to challenge, no matter the outcome, despite growing controversy over the election.
Volkswagen AG employees at the German company's Chattanooga plant on Friday will complete three days of voting that has seen intense political infighting between anti-union forces and the United Auto Workers (UAW) over unionizing the plant.
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The UAW wants a directed victory not a recount. If they force a recount the outcome will not be as close, unless they are allowed to count the votes as well.
Funny that Rooters is focusing on the anti-union ‘outside meddling’, but it fails to mention the Doofus-in-chief’s pro union outside meddling.
What? "Growing controversy"? About what? Workers not wanting their paychecks raided by a bunch of 'RAT union thugs from D.C.? What is this? The Third Reich? The Soviet Union?
This is liberal journalism speak for, "we didn't like the outcome".
Wanna bet there will be more ballots cast than actual workers at that plant. No doubt the UAW along with some hired thugs from the DNC are threatening, sorry I meant convincing the VW workers of the need to unionize.
If they have a challenge, and I’m not saying that they do, it’ll be because the louts in the Tennessee legislature threatening to revoke tax breaks if the Union won the election, and idiots like Corker saying that VW was going to move production to Mexico unless the union was voted down. I’m pretty sure that the government isn’t allowed to interfere in union activities. And it was all unnecessary to begin with. This is Tennessee. Unions aren’t popular on the whole to begin with. The union would have been voted down without those idiots sticking their nose into things.
I read on another thread that the Tennessee workers start at $19.50 per hour. The UAW workers in Detroit start at $15.50 per hour.
Can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to vote for a decrease in pay. And union dues. And an uncertain future.
The only controversial feature being the outcome.
What about President Obama's vocal involvement, then?
The results were announced yesterday. The UAW LOST, the final tally was 626 For Unionization / 712 Against or roughly 47%/53%.
Sorry, don’t think hanging chads are in play here ala Bush v gore.
I’d bet the farm that the term: “controversy” would have appeared nowhere in this article had the UAW gotten their way.
Generally, it seems that matters are only deemed “Controversial” when liberals are pissed off.
One way street called Diversity Drive or PC Way or........ You know the deal. And we’re drivin’ the “wrong” way.
“...despite growing controversy over the election.”
Ah, yes another left-wing media created “crisis” to build the narrative.
I'm pretty sure that the union leadership thinks that they are allowed to break the law with impunity, and I'm pretty sure that their Democrat politician enablers agree with them.
Obama didn't threaten anyone if the union lost the election.
Then that might have given us a reason to challenge the election had the Union won.
Soon we will see....
This is the problem with liberals vs. conservatives; we have no equivalent to “We have no morals and we will attack you.” (Ethan Krupp a.k.a. “Pajama Boy”)
And they will never quite until the achieve it. Leftists never quit. You've got to admire their persistence even though you hate their goals.
That's because they are allowed to break the law with impunity. I was personally threatened by union thugs, when I was a scrawny teenager working a summer job and didn't want to give up just over half my summer pay in return for them guaranteeing me minimum wage and an unpaid lunch break. They got away with it, of course, and I learned numerous valuable lessons about dealing with pure evil.
But we have nothing to complain about unless we are willing to fight fire with fire and make our own narrative. You can be the best defensive fighter in the world, but if you never throw a punch back, eventually even a much lesser fighter will connect with your jaw and have a chance to win. Our narrative should be “Another dangerous and dishonest effort by the extreme left to disenfranchise opposition voters and destroy the great foundations of American society - all the while funded by money coming from the shadows.”
We can fight back with our $$$, by not buying their products.
According to court papers, the executive who was stabbed in the neck asked a union organizer what benefit he would get if he hired members of the union. “You guys slash my tires, stab me in the neck, try to beat me up,” he protested. “What are the positives?”
“The positives,” reportedly replied the organizer, “are that the negatives you are complaining about would go away.”
The definition of legitimate activity is one of the questions at issue.
The Supreme Court determined in 1973 that union violence up to a point is permissible. Under certain circumstances, violent acts by union members cannot be prosecuted under federal law as extortion or racketeering.
“How Nasty Can Union Violence Get And Still Be Legal?”
I had a construction company. Union malfeasance? What do you want? I saw harassment of non union workers, vandalism, sabotage, assault. They loosened the nuts and pulled down a half built metal building. I have a ‘star’ (manufactured in Taiwan by the way) that they sprinkled on the entranceway that are designed to puncture tires. Spitting on non-union workers, broken windshields. They started up a bulldozer, put it into gear and allowed it to travel un-manned until it crushed a car in a neighboring used car lot. Not to mention sicking OSHA and the State Employment board on us. Never an arrest. Not once.
He has a pen and a phone and the IRS in his pocket.
Slowly look behind you to the “left”.
The workers voted. Nothing to challenge. If the union really cares about workers then it will accept those workers decisions on how to run their own lives...
Don’t think that the unions are going to give up this easy. They will be voting until the union passes.
My son works for a factory who recently voted down a union. Still the union is mailing all kinds of mail to him and I’m sure they will have another vote.
No different than issues that we vote for statewide or citywide, the democrats keep proposing until it passes.
“We can fight back with our $$$, by not buying their products.”
I absolutely agree. At this point, I do “look for the union label”, and if I see it I won’t buy the product. This is kind of sad, because clearly not all the workers are participating voluntarily, and I want to buy American as much as possible.
These people are slime.
The “lyin’ king’s” chosen appointees. When somebody complained, they were basically told to SDSTFU.
As if any statement by this President doesn't carry with it an implicit threat.
The union's opponents will be visited by the IRS or the NSA in the near future.
So, what happens if you shoot the bastard?