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UAW Challenges Tennessee VW Election
Thomson/Reuters ^ | 2/21/2014

Posted on 02/21/2014 1:23:56 PM PST by MacNaughton

The United Auto Workers said on Friday it filed an appeal with the government over "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" in an election last week in Tennessee where Volkswagen workers rejected the union. The union said in a statement that its appeal to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board details "a coordinated and widely publicized coercive campaign conducted by politicians and outside organizations to deprive Volkswagen workers of their federally protected right to join a union."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nlrb; uaw; union; vw
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1 posted on 02/21/2014 1:23:56 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED I tell you.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 1:25:17 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

The workers voted... They did’na want ya.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:07 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: MacNaughton

I expect the “Justice” Department will supply tanks to all the union thugs to make sure no such outside interference will ever happen again.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:15 PM PST by madprof98
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To: MacNaughton

I fear those goons will keep at it until they win.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:47 PM PST by Marathoner (When Obama fails, freedom prevails)
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To: MacNaughton

VW workers sitting on the fence about joining the UAW are going to love the UAW not accepting the vote of the Chattanooga VW workers.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:53 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: MacNaughton

Knew that was coming!


7 posted on 02/21/2014 1:29:13 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: MacNaughton

The NLRB will declare the plant unionized. It’s been obvious from the beginning. There is too much union dues/Democrat campaign contributions at stake.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 1:30:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: MacNaughton

They were told that if they unionized it broke the VW agreement with the state and all the subsidies ended. It was not coercion, but consequences.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 1:31:43 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Interesting that they are not yelling about he President’s statements in SUPPORT of the union.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 1:31:59 PM PST by laconic
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To: MacNaughton

Yep, we all knew it was coming and now 0bummer’s NLRB will settle it.

Wonder how they will rule? /sarc


11 posted on 02/21/2014 1:32:26 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: MacNaughton

I expect the NLRB to give them a second bite at the apple. They only need to turn around a handful of votes. VW requested that they not visit the employees at home. My dad received a visit from four thugs. He went to the door with his hand wrapped around a snub-nosed .38 and told them to f*ck themselves. Dad was well-known and respected, so nothing happened to him. But he did lose the election, he thought through a counting irregularity. That may be why they didn’t hurt him. But the bruisers who visited him were simply muscle. No other way to describe them.

I would expect this time they’ll visit the holdouts.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 1:32:41 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: MacNaughton
They'll just get Eric Holder to look at the results with his 'special' election commission


13 posted on 02/21/2014 1:33:45 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MacNaughton

Yep, Democrats just cannot accept how people vote, so they keep counting and counting until they get it “right”.

Just ask Al Gore, or Al Franken.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 1:34:08 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: MacNaughton
"interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" in an election

Is there ever a union election in this country where this does NOT happen?

15 posted on 02/21/2014 1:34:12 PM PST by fhayek
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To: MacNaughton
The United Auto Workers said on Friday it filed an appeal with the government over "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" in an election last week in Tennessee where Volkswagen workers rejected the union.

Only liberals politicians and liberal special interests are allowed to comment on union elections. Everyone else should stay out. "It would be a shame if something happened to their families".

16 posted on 02/21/2014 1:36:07 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MacNaughton

Where is that “official seal” of the Democrat (whining crybaby) party?


17 posted on 02/21/2014 1:38:40 PM PST by Joann37
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To: MacNaughton

Yeah, I am real freakin’ shocked. They do what they can to force their grubby little paws onto the factory.

I pass water on the UAW.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 1:40:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MacNaughton

I love the smell of desparation in the morning.

I’m still trying to figure out why this is getting national attention when Nissan in Smyrna, TN have told the UAW to shove it for decades.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 1:41:32 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: MacNaughton
"a coordinated and widely publicized coercive campaign conducted by politicians and outside organizations..."

Well...they oughta know one when they see one.

20 posted on 02/21/2014 1:41:41 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: MacNaughton

“interference by politicians and outside special interest groups”

So is Obama considered an outside source. He did put his two cents worth into the election.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 1:42:21 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

See my post below at #19.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 1:42:57 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: MacNaughton

23 posted on 02/21/2014 1:43:55 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Obadiah

VW corporate actually WANTS this plant to be unionized.
The fix is in.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 1:43:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MacNaughton

Typical Dem thuggery, keep squealing/manipulating until you get the out come you expect.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 1:44:24 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Marathoner

That goes without saying..................


26 posted on 02/21/2014 1:47:39 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

They checked the wrong boxes I tell you. It mustve been a tricky ballot. I wonder if they spelled the YES wrong???


27 posted on 02/21/2014 1:49:24 PM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: Gen.Blather

Which is all the more reason to have secret ballot elections.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 1:49:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MacNaughton

I thought you had politicians from both sides including Obama weighing in on this.

My take on this is that if the UAW gets it’s claws in VW you’ll see what happened to VW in Penn. It will be out of business within 10 years.

Look at the quality of cars at union and non union plants. Not even close.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 1:50:52 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Gen.Blather

” They only need to turn around a handful of votes.”

165 people eligible to vote last time didn’t vote. If they vote this time the union will lose by a bigger margin.

They would have voted the first time if they wanted the union.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 1:51:55 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

The union goons are going to pull a lot of dirty tricks, threaten and intimidate people, and even resort to violence to get their way.

Pray for the people who are going to face an onslaught of union thuggery.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 2:05:08 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: MacNaughton

This was expected after Corker ran his mouth.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 2:05:55 PM PST by lodi90
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To: MacNaughton

“The United Auto Workers said on Friday it filed an appeal with the government over “interference by politicians and outside special interest groups””

You mean like the UAW?


33 posted on 02/21/2014 2:10:19 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: MacNaughton
It'd be funny if the VW workers went on strike against the UAW.
34 posted on 02/21/2014 2:25:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: VanDeKoik

Fire everyone who voted for the union and run at 50% until you can fill the positions.

Then get some pipe hitting brothers and go Mideival on the union thugs a$$e$.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 2:26:27 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: MacNaughton

bkmk


36 posted on 02/21/2014 2:27:01 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: MacNaughton

You mean only one side gets to campaign in a union vote?


37 posted on 02/21/2014 2:27:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I thought you knew that....


38 posted on 02/21/2014 2:35:08 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

By golly, we just found a batch of 300 pro-union votes!

39 posted on 02/21/2014 2:46:56 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MacNaughton

An extensive search is now on for liberal judge to side with the Marxist unions.


40 posted on 02/21/2014 2:52:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: MacNaughton

The members of the Tennessee legislature threatened to withdraw tax breaks if the union was let in. If they had only kept their stupid mouths shut then the union would have been voted down and the UAW wouldn’t have anything to appeal on. But that would have been the smart thing to do, and smart apparently is a disqualifying trait for membership in the Tennessee House and Senate.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 2:54:11 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: MacNaughton
Al Gore's people. In my best Gomer Pyle voice, Surprise! Surprise!
42 posted on 02/21/2014 3:13:19 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: MacNaughton

Well, that didn’t take long.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 3:18:44 PM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: Don Corleone

That should last about 10 minutes.


44 posted on 02/21/2014 3:23:54 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: jazusamo

No kidding

I suspect VWs CAFE standards ail be getting a second look, and OSHA, EPA IRS et.al. will be setting up a field office across the street.


45 posted on 02/21/2014 4:22:45 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: MacNaughton

and when we’re done with this asinine election, we’ll try to recall Wis. governor.....great idea


46 posted on 02/21/2014 8:16:59 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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