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UAW to Try U.S. Senate 'Fix' for Survival
Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:05 AM PDT by Kaslin

Bob King and the United Auto Workers have decided to pull their objections to the results of the Volkswagen union vote at the Tennessee plant.

“The United Auto Workers union on Monday said it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in the result of a February election it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee,” reports Reuters. “UAW President Bob King, in a statement issued by the union on Monday, said the process of objecting to the National Labor Relations Board could have dragged on for months if not years.”

But don't celebrate quite so quickly. Because the UAW isn't so much withdrawing their complaint as they are changing venue. King and company have decided to appeal to Congress, instead of going through the grievance process at the NLRB.

If you're like me, this should make you very suspicious.

After all, this is likely the most radical NLRB we've had in the history of our country. This is the National Labor Relations Board that decided that NCAA athletes are employees of their respective universities, and thus should be allowed to unionize.

I mean how much more commie can you get than attacking college football and college basketball?

Go Big Red! doesn't mean what it used to.

When the UAW says that they are going to appeal to Congress, they really mean the United States Senate, because the Republicans, who would not be very sympathetic, control the House.

So if United Auto Workers believe that the National Labor Relations Board won't give them a better deal than the United States Senate will, it bears looking at the case they'll make.

At issue is whether the state of Tennessee offered $300 million worth of incentives-- cash and cash equivalents-- to Volkswagen on the condition that the Volkswagen workers rejected union overtures to organize.

A local Tennessee station, NewsChannel5.com, has published a dozen documents that show that the state of Tennessee offered incentives to Volkswagen, provided that the company promised to create additional jobs in the state. That those additional jobs were dependent upon workers rejecting the union is kind of a big “Duh.”

The UAW and its wholly-owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, will try to make the case that the Volkswagen deal was just a case of crony capitalism at the expense of ordinary workers.

And all they need to make the case is a few moderate, centrist Republicans, who are willing to do a little horse trading to get, for example, perhaps a bigger defense budget or a more belligerent stand on foreign-policy.

The Obama administration has made a specialty out of cronyism, graft and corruption along the blueprints of Chicago.

But the real danger to our Republic is not from Obama following the Chicago Way, it's if he follows the Illinois “combine.”

The “combine” controls the state with Republicans outside of Cook County, and Democrats inside of Cook County. And they divide the spoils. It's a plague that comes from both houses, not just Democrats.

And there are many in the corridors of Washington DC power who believe, really truly believe, that not only is this the best way to govern, but that it's the only way to govern.

These are the people who believe that Obama's only real sin is not negotiating in good faith. These are the people who believe that there's nothing wrong with Obamacare that a little compromise from the Democrats can't fix.

And when I say fix, I mean fix.

Because the UAW has said that the fight in the South for autoworkers is a win or die proposition. Everything is on the line for them.

Their move from the National Labor Relations Board to the United States Senate would only make sense if: 1) They were nuts; or 2) The fix were already in.


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1 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
This is why I haven't bought a car made with UAW labor since 1990.The leaders of that union...not necessarily every member of the rank and file...are my enemies as well as the enemies of the land that I love.
2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:50:37 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Kaslin

The fix is in.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:50:43 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Kaslin

They better hurry, they only have the senate until Jan., 2015.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 6:06:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.Isaiah 48: 22)
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To: Kaslin

So what can the Senate do on its own - they can’t pass a law without the House?


5 posted on 04/22/2014 6:06:55 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Kaslin

The Senate can’t pass a bill on their own, and nothing unions want is going to pass the House.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 6:24:13 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: eCSMaster

The Senate tries to pass something like this, and you’ll have Cruz and Paul screaming their heads off and trying to filibuster it.

Which will make it completely unpalatable to the House.

The only hope would be to attach it to a bill that goes into and survives conference. Even then it would probably spur (finally spur) an outright rebellion by Southern GOP House members against Boehner.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Beagle8U

The House can pass bill’s on it’s own, but the Senate can prevent it from going to the desk of the president for signature, like dingy Harry has done hundreds of times since 2011


8 posted on 04/22/2014 6:43:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Legally, what harm has been done?

Where have the auto workers been harmed by NOT having a union?

They had no jobs before, and now they have a job.

The UAW factored in neither of those situations.

Then the question is, how do they have standing?

There was no UAW there before, nor is it there now.

There is no case here.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 6:47:08 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Kaslin
When the UAW says that they are going to appeal to Congress, they really mean the United States Senate, because the Republicans, who would not be very sympathetic, control the House.

Which means that while the senate might pass some meaningless piece of BS legislation, it won't even get to the floor of the House, so in reality, the UAW knows that their ass has been kicked.

10 posted on 04/22/2014 6:49:19 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Kaslin

The point is that the Senate can’t send anything to O’bastard until it passes the House.

Anything the UAW wants is DOA in the House.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 6:55:59 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U
The point is that the Senate can’t send anything to O’bastard until it passes the House.

No, but they can take something else that already passed, and turn it into that.

12 posted on 04/22/2014 6:57:43 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Kaslin

Just another reason to get the dims out


13 posted on 04/22/2014 7:16:02 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Beagle8U

Silly Beagle, that’s only when groups have to follow the Constitution. The UAW and the Left do not have any such restrictions.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: eCSMaster

What the Senate can do is give the media fodder for a “Republican war on workers” meme.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: tacticalogic

“No, but they can take something else that already passed, and turn it into that.”

Nope, any changes to a bill have to be approved by both houses of Congress.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U
Nope, any changes to a bill have to be approved by both houses of Congress.

As long as they can "deem" a bill to be passed without a vote, I call bullshit.

17 posted on 04/22/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

The RATS controlled both houses then, that’s how they got away with that.

That is no longer the case.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

In theory, yes. In practice I’m not so sure.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Beagle8U

“At issue is whether the state of Tennessee offered $300 million worth of incentives— cash and cash equivalents— to Volkswagen on the condition that the Volkswagen workers rejected union overtures to organize.”

So, it is something like that progressive SOB in KKKalifornicate offering 100 million to the rats if they stop Keystone.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Kaslin

I thought they already gave the UAW the ownership of General Motors as a door prize for being in the Democrat Party pocket. What more do they want?


21 posted on 04/22/2014 8:21:46 AM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: Kaslin

Auto makers don’t have to produce anything in the U.S. They’re already in Latin America and China.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 2:41:07 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: Kaslin

Auto makers don’t have to produce anything in the U.S. They’re already in Latin America and China.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 2:41:32 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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