Skip to comments.UAW President Says Bribery Scandal Hurt Unionization Bid at Nissan
Posted on 08/14/2017 5:49:11 PM PDT by BBell
United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive "appalling," adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.
In July, the Department of Justice indicted Monica Morgan, the wife of the late UAW vice president General Holiefield, and former Fiat Chrysler vice president Alphons Iacobelli for funneling $1.2 million from a worker training center to pay off Morgan's mortgage, buy luxury cars, and pay for personal travel. The indictment came just one week before the UAW held a historic vote to unionize a Nissan factory in right-to-work Mississippi, and the company and other union opponents made the bribery case a centerpiece of the case against the UAW. Workers overwhelmingly rejected the union by a 2,244 to 1,307 margin. Williams acknowledged the incident may have been responsible for the vote, saying internal polls taken in the closing weeks of the election showed a "solid majority" favored joining the union.
"Our opponents have gleefully pushed their PR machine into overdrive to besmirch the entire union based on the conduct of just a small handful of bad actors, and advance their anti-worker agenda," Williams said in an op-ed published by the Detroit Free Press following the defeat. "Nissan and its anti-worker allies went negative, running ads, flyers and brochures hyping the indictment to tarnish the UAW in the eyes of the voting Mississippi workers. Unfortunately, the scare tactics worked."
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“besmirch the entire union based on the conduct of just a small handful of bad actors,”
That handful is at the top.
OTOH, perhaps the Nissan workers understood that unions are a scam meant to enrich the union bosses and promote the Democratic Party.
How is it even possible to besmirch a Union?
The union lost the election because they didn’t manage to break enough heads while “explaining” the benefits of union membership.
Ford was forced into the UAW in 1941 despite the fact that they offered better benefits than everyone else at the time.
What an appalling crock of horse manure from the UAW. I cringe at their unmitigated gall at pushing such a line.
“What an appalling crock of horse manure from the UAW. I cringe at their unmitigated gall at pushing such a line.”
Yeah, the truth is, the good folks in the South are the “unwitting beneficiaries” of the UAW screwing Detroit, and they understood where they were.
To anyone at the UAW who is reading this, the ONLY reason I am willing to consider buying another one of your cars is to support President Trump’s economy. Transplants are an option if you push things too far.
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