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VW Workers in Chattanooga
Reject Auto Workers Union

Wall Street Journal, by Neal E. Boudette

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/14/2014 11:45:04 PM

The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG VOW3.XE +1.10% ´s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany´s powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the plants 1,550 hourly workers. Volkswagen workers rejected the union by a vote of 712 to 626. The defeat raises questions about the future of a union that for years has

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/15/2014 12:04:12 AM     (No. 9733192)

Good news to begin the weekend...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AGGW, 2/15/2014 12:09:35 AM     (No. 9733195)

Good!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/15/2014 12:14:48 AM     (No. 9733198)

Good news, but the vote was closer than I would have liked.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/15/2014 12:50:06 AM     (No. 9733210)

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. These auto workers have apparently gotten smart. Congratulations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr smart, 2/15/2014 1:43:02 AM     (No. 9733217)

Good news and we sure need some good news.
Now VW can say VW Cars built by intelligent
workers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/15/2014 2:21:48 AM     (No. 9733227)

I expected the union to win this one:

I didn´t take into account the probability that many of the auto workers in Tenn., either worked in the unionized auto plants in Detroit at one time, or had relatives working there.

In Detroit the fat, cigar smoking union bosses used to flaunt their arrogance toward management, much to the delight of the workers, initially; but, later the union dues, loss of jobs, and ties to organized crime, educated the peonies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/15/2014 5:44:00 AM     (No. 9733262)

Good for the workers. They´ve realized that putting a union in charge of them is an automatic huge pay cut and a servant to the DNC.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bugger, 2/15/2014 6:10:05 AM     (No. 9733272)

It´s a good thing unions don´t try to influence people through intimidation. s/o How many people voted for the union because they were afraid not to? I´m thinking many of the 626 are very happy and relieved that the union lost.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 2/15/2014 6:46:55 AM     (No. 9733291)

Saved the plant from moving to Mexico.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: plumnellie, 2/15/2014 8:24:49 AM     (No. 9733386)

Am not a fan of Sen Cocker but it seems he was active in keeping workers voting against union. Must give him kudos for that.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: billp, 2/15/2014 3:56:15 PM     (No. 9733976)

The American people have watch manufacturer after manufacturer either go broke or move overseas because of the unions.

Yet nearly half voted for one!

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