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.




“You’d Go To Jail For Contempt”FBI Refuses Order To Produce McCabe Communications

Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter reports that the FBI refuses to produce outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s communications in response to “a government watchdog group that has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former senior FBI special agent.”

Carter reports:

The communications in question are related to McCabe’s wife’s unsuccessful run for Virginia State senate and might also contain invaluable information on McCabe’s role in the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server used to send classified information, several former FBI sources and a government official told this reporter.

In January, Judicial Watch, a formidable conservative watchdog group based in Washington D.C., filed a lawsuit against the FBI for the communications on behalf of retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeff Danik. Danik spent more than 28 years with the bureau as a supervisor in the counter-terrorism division and special overseas advisor. Danik filed his original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October 2016 for McCabe’s communications.

“They have not produced not one text of McCabe, not one,” said Danik, referencing the bureau. “The government is out of control and it’s astonishing. Do you know what would happen if the government subpoenaed you for information and you didn’t produce records that you had in your possession? You’d go to jail for contempt.”

Carter recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Justice Department Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is investigating whether or not McCabe asked bureau agents to “change their 302s.”

A day after the New York Times reported FBI Director Christopher Wray confronted McCabe over unspecified findings in DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, the Washington Post reveals the embattled bureau official is being probed over his role in examining emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

That’s not all.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino has hinted to his nearly 320,000-strong Twitter followers that the next bombshell to drop could involve McCabe’s mishandling of classified information.

“Here’s the next shoe to drop -> was Andy McCabe using secure comms to send/receive classified information? Someone should check on that,” tweeted Bongino. 


Here’s the next shoe to drop -> was Andy McCabe using secure comms to send/receive classified information? Someone should check on that.


McCabe stepped down January 29th, as first reported by NBC News.

McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau, was already expected to leave. He will stay on “terminal leave” until he is eligible to retire with benefits in March,” reports CNBC.


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