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UAW Drive Falls Short Amid
Culture Clash in Tenn.

Associated Press, by Eric Schelzig & Tom Krisher

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/16/2014 4:27:20 AM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The failure of the United Auto Workers to unionize employees at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee underscores a cultural disconnect between a labor-friendly German company and anti-union sentiment in the South. The multiyear effort to organize Volkswagen´s only U.S. plant was defeated on a 712-626 vote Friday night amid heavy campaigning on both sides. Workers voting against the union said while they remain open to the creation of a German-style "works council" at the plant, they were unwilling to risk the future of the Volkswagen factory that opened to great fanfare on the site of a former

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/16/2014 4:34:55 AM     (No. 9734347)

They aren´t called the "volunteers" for nothing. Thanks for stepping up, Tennessee.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 2/16/2014 6:26:06 AM     (No. 9734381)

In one of my many part-time jobs (thanks Obama) I´ve met a total of maybe a hundred of the new employees at the Chattanooga VW plant.

What surprised me was how many (it seemed like more than half that I met) moved to Chattanooga to get these jobs, bringing their experience from working in the auto industry up North.

I´m curious to know if those who had previously worked in UAW environments voted among the 626 or the 712. How much of the 712 was culture clash, and how much was "burned-once?"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/16/2014 6:27:30 AM     (No. 9734383)

Don´t worry, they´ll be back.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 2/16/2014 6:35:59 AM     (No. 9734387)

Labor Unions, once supposedly dedicated to the advancement and protection of workers rights, are now nothing more than an ATM for the Democrat Party, and don´t care about the workers at all!!! Good job Tennessee, you have struck a blow for freedom, and have thwarted the evil plans of the communists/fascists/progressives!!! :-)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 2/16/2014 7:33:53 AM     (No. 9734422)

Not sure what the wage differential between a unionized auto worker in Detroit and a non-union one in a southern plant, but thats not the only factor involved.

Would you rather make 100 grand a year and have to live in Detroit, or make 75 and get to live in Chattanooga?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/16/2014 2:28:20 PM     (No. 9734912)

In response to No. 5. I read that the starting pay for a UAW auto worker was $15 per hour and the Tennessee VW plant was paying $19.50 per hour for the same position. It should have been a no brainer to vote no.

I suspect that most of the northern transplants probably voted yes. Someone who has been in a union for years gets regularly brainwashed by the union reps and thugs. My brother belongs to a union and they have packed his head with the usual "rich guys bad, management evil" equine fecal matter.

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