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Surprise: UAW folds in VW dispute
hotair.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/21/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by rktman

Thus marks the end of the United Auto Workers’ foray into unionizing Southern auto manufacturing. Despite cooperative management at Volkswagen, the UAW failed to convince workers in its Chattanooga facility to unionize. The union alleged interference and demanded a hearing at the National Labor Relations Board to force a revote, but unexpectedly withdrew just before the hearing was scheduled to start:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: billhaslam; bobcorker; bobking; cardcheck; chattanooga; georgemiller; germany; johntierney; nlrb; tennessee; uaw; unionthugs; volkswagen
WHA.................. Where's the commitment? The uaw gave up? Suspicious sounding to me.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

another nail in the commie coffin


2 posted on 04/21/2014 7:58:07 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rktman

I think it’s pretty clear that some pretty embarrassing stuff was about to come out…..which considering how shameless these thugs are, is astonishing.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 7:58:17 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Isn't Tennessee a right to work state ?
4 posted on 04/21/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: rktman

Maybe money changed hands


5 posted on 04/21/2014 8:02:18 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: rktman

I think I heard that if there is an election for the union to represent and you lose, you can’t try again for a year. If you withdraw, you can try again in 90 days.???


6 posted on 04/21/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: rktman
Don't be surprised. All of the Leftest from Unions to Homosexuals are going to lay low till after the election.
7 posted on 04/21/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

“if there is an election for the union to represent and you lose, you can’t try again for a year.”

THat’s the way it is here in Fla. Don’t know, maybe that’s some kind of federal law?


8 posted on 04/21/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes, but that doesn’t mean unions cannot exist….it means union membership cannot be forced on anyone.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 8:10:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

[Isn’t Tennessee a right to work state ?]

Yes, but “Right to Work” doesn’t ban unions it bans closed shops where employees are forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The GM/Saturn plant in Spring Hill is unionized. The difference between it and plants in some northern states is that employees do not have to join the union or pay dues.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: rktman
Despite cooperative management at Volkswagen ...

WTF? This management needs replacement!

11 posted on 04/21/2014 8:10:52 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: MCF
Don't be surprised. All of the Leftest from Unions to Homosexuals are going to lay low till after the election.

This^^

12 posted on 04/21/2014 8:12:17 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: rktman

Couldn’t get their own dirty linen clean in time for the trial I’ll bet.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 8:13:40 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I guess what I was thinking is, even if the UAW “organized” the VW plant, state law would prevent the union from forcing every worker to join and pay dues.

When the Auto Workers took their first shot at VW, I wondered if it was a worthwhile move...


14 posted on 04/21/2014 8:16:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: rktman
Next week the NLRB will unilaterally declare the plant unionized.

Ubama didn't pack the NLRB with Communists for nothing.

15 posted on 04/21/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: shove_it

VW management was being held hostage by their German unions at HQ…..not defending them, just explaining their poor behavior. Obviously VW didn’t want a union, or they wouldn’t have built the dadgum thing in TN to begin with .


16 posted on 04/21/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That won’t happen….I wish it would, a hellstorm would follow….


17 posted on 04/21/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: showme_the_Glory
But what does that have to do with dropping the complaint to the NLRB to force a re-vote?

Or did I miss something in the story?

18 posted on 04/21/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: C. Edmund Wright

That was exactly my first thought. Wonder if Harry Reid had anything to do with this?


19 posted on 04/21/2014 8:52:13 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: rktman; yldstrk

actually, the real danger is not from the private sector unions but rather from the public sector unions.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 9:10:21 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: yldstrk
This was one of the factors that influenced me to lease my first VW. A free worker class is something I can respect and put my $$$ towards.

Special thanks to the workers of VW!!!! (Nice car..BTW)

21 posted on 04/21/2014 9:12:31 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: rktman

UAW gave up because the workers were in the process of proving collusion between VW and UAW.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 9:17:30 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: ckilmer

such as afsc(u)me?


23 posted on 04/21/2014 9:23:50 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I think it’s pretty clear that some pretty embarrassing stuff was about to come out…


“Just ‘cause you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”

(I agree — they never would have given up unless something REALLY damaging was about to happen.)


24 posted on 04/21/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: rktman

The dispute could drag out for years in court and cost millions. But I remember reading that the UAW only has to wait 12 months before another vote. They are simply preserving their resources.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: rktman

DNC told them to call off the dogs. Pursuing this now would to tremendous harm to their efforts to make electoral inroads in the South using people like Sam Nunn’s daughter.

Does not mean they won’t try again later.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 9:52:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rktman

i don’t believe they gave up. they retreated from the current battle


27 posted on 04/21/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

I agree. The uaw lost the battle, but they don’t give up.

Watch for “accidents” that will start to happen.

“Nice plant you got there. Hate to see something bad happen to it.”


28 posted on 04/21/2014 11:30:17 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: ckilmer

It is beyond me how there can exist public sector unions extracting taxpayer dollars, makes me sick


29 posted on 04/21/2014 2:18:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ckilmer
actually, the real danger is not from the private sector unions but rather from the public sector unions.

Oh' so right...

Private sector unions have shown a real ability to remove themselves from the labor force though greed, stupidity, corruption just to name a few...More power to them..

Most private sectors unions understand if they want to live, they must compromise...Most do grudgingly...

Public sector unions are a scourge on our republican...

They are beholden to the politician, not the taxpayer...

Scott Walker showed the country how to deal with them...

30 posted on 04/21/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I think it’s pretty clear that some pretty embarrassing stuff was about to come out…..which considering how shameless these thugs are, is astonishing.

I'm sure you are right...

I'm sure the Obama mis-administration can't handle another scandal...even a smidgen of one.. : )

Discovery can be a bitch, The UAW subpoenaed Senator Corker, I'm sure Mr. Corker was ready to subpoena a whole bunch of Obama minions..

31 posted on 04/21/2014 3:46:15 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: showme_the_Glory

They HAD the election; they lost. This was a hearing to get a re-vote.


32 posted on 04/21/2014 3:49:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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