UAW Fails to Unionize Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee

The United Auto Workers lost its bid to organize workers at a Volkswagen AG (VOW) factory in Tennessee, a setback in its effort to gain a foothold in the U.S. South and a victory for Republicans who urged voting against the union.

In balloting at the Chattanooga facility that ended last night, 712 workers opposed being represented by the UAW with 626 voting to join, the UAW announced. Politicians and outside groups had waged a campaign against the UAW, warning employees that a vote for the union would bring Detroit’s economic woes to Chattanooga and discourage investment in the state.

The UAW has been rebuffed in efforts to recruit in the South at foreign automakers, known as transplants, or domestic manufacturers that set up shop to take advantage of tax breaks, non-union labor and easy access to U.S. markets. The loss underscores a decline for unions, said Gary Chaison, a labor law professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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UAW NEEDS to Stay out of AUTO Makers Business NOW!! They are CORRUPT!! KEEP POLITICS out of BUSINESSES NOW, they have NO RIGHT to TELL them What to DO!!


I own a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SEL loaded with more than the newer models!!  So, I am STICKING my TONGUE OUT at the POLITICIANS and the UAW :P :P

( Das Auto -The Car )

Keep up the Great Work Volkswagen in Tennessee!! 

Kristie dear the UAW are THE AUTO MAKERS of America ! That is what happened to our auto industry !

I was a plant manager for an electronics manufacturing company in Puerto Rico a few years ago. We had 300 employees, mostly young ladies ranging from 18 to 25 years old.  The Steelworkers Union promised these venerable young ladies that the union would double their wages along with numerous other benefits such as 3 and 4 weeks paid vacation. So they were successfully in unionizing the operation.

I spent nearly a year trying to negotiate with them through numerous wildcat strikes and other threats of work stoppage they took control of the work force. We lost all flexibility in our work force and faced a 50% wage and benefits increase.  The operation was no longer able to show a profit due to the increase in operating costs.  Six months later we shut down the entire operation putting the whole work force out of a job.

That is my experience with the UAW. They are a parasite.

Unions would die off if they weren't being protected by unfair labor laws in states that require "closed shops".  If every state were a "right to work" state, many of these corrupt unions with their fat cat politically connected leaders, would either disappear or become irrelevant.




Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘The Real Second Amendment Isn’t Absolute

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Saturday there is a “real” Second Amendment and an “imaginary” one and he believes the real one is “not absolute.”

Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”

The statement was a precursor to his call for banning “assault rifles” in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, even though “assault rifles” were not used in the attack.

Murphy said the “real 2nd Amendment…allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said the Santa Fe High School attackers used a .38 revolver and a shotgun to carry out his heinous acts. Therefore, a ban on “assault rifles” would have done nothing to prevent the attack from occurring or the tragic loss of life from taking place.

It should be noted that Saturday was not the first time Sen. Murphy called the essence of the Second Amendment into question. On August 6, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Murphy told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”

Murphy did not grapple with the words, “Shall not be infringed.”


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