Skip to comments.AP Only Vaguely Refers to UAW-Chrysler Scandal in Covering Union's Nissan-Mississippi Loss
Posted on 08/06/2017 7:07:36 AM PDT by rktman
On Friday, the United Auto Workers failed in yet another attempt to organize an auto plant in the South. This time it was a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Unlike in the 2014, when workers at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant narrowly rejected the union, Friday's result was a 62 percent to 38 percent shellacking.
Coverage of the UAW's defeat at the Associated Press overnight was reasonably measured, with one exception: a barely mentioned and completely unexplained Fiat Chrysler-UAW corruption scandal in Metro Detroit which influenced the voting.
Reporter Jeff Amy's dispatch shortly after midnight Saturday morning (also saved here for future reference, fair use, and discussion purposes) first mentioned it, though quite cryptically and quite late in his report (bolds are mine throughout this post):
Nissan workers reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi
Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the American South.
Representatives of Nissan Motor Co. and the UAW said late Friday that 2,244 workers, or 62 percent, voted against the UAW, while 1,307, or 38 percent, favored the union.
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If the leftist media ever told the whole truth, it would cease to exist. Sadly much of American journalism has devolved into Stalinist propaganda outlets. All that is written or said must follow the correct narrative.
AP = Always Political
The 1,307, or 38 percent, favored the union should go find other jobs. If they’re not happy, no one is making them stay.
Yeah, it’s not like they’re slaves or something.
Ah, but read about the bribes from the Fiat Chrysler exec to the UAW mobsters...
The exec also took a cut from the funds he was misdirecting and bought himself a $350,000 Ferrari.....
uh...Ferrari....non-union, not American
I believe in buying American, but I won’t fault anyone for refusing to buy UAW made cars.
Don’t forget the crushing defeat in the attempt to unionize the Boeing plant here in SC last year.
Remember it well. Back in the long long ago, at Avondale ship yard on the west bank in New Orleans (Gretna/Harahan) someone was always trying to unionize the ship yard workers. Don’t know if they ever eventually did but Avondale would have YUGE picnics for the workers prior to the votes. Unions would always lose YUGELY.
Satisfying my all American principle of lowest cost per mile of operation , I purchased a slightly used (17 k mi ) nissan altima. Basic model , small engine, fantastic mileage and huge reliability numbers.
Best auto purchase I have made yet. Absolutely error free operation 30 mpg in town and 41 on trips. Couldn’t ask for anything else.
No American auto maker can touch this at this price. Cost me 14.9 K .
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