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Despite roadblocks, UAW finds
a new path in the South

Tennessean [Nashville, TN], by G. Chambers Williams III

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/12/2014 12:10:05 AM

CHATTANOOGA — In a move that is unusual but not unprecedented, the United Auto Workers union has sidestepped its loss in a worker vote in February and created a local union to represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee. And what´s surprising, considering decades of fierce anti-union efforts from the other foreign-transplant automakers in the South, this time the union has the tacit approval of Volkswagen itself. "We have a consensus agreement with Volkswagen management to form the local and be recognized when we get a majority of the workers to join," said UAW International Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel of

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The UAW lost the election to organize the Volkswagen plant, but they aren´t about to take "no" for an answer. Nasty people.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/12/2014 12:51:21 AM     (No. 9920719)

VW in Germany is very pro union. It backed the first attempt by the union and will stay the game.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishbone, 7/12/2014 1:12:34 AM     (No. 9920733)

Unfortunately, the wokers will have little say in the matter and, eventually, be forced to join the union. Kind of a bass-ackwards deal where the workers DON´T want the union but the Management DOES. Like the previous poster said, the German management group has been totally infiltrated and assimilated into a union mind-set.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/12/2014 1:21:24 AM     (No. 9920740)

Pretty despicable behavior that should be publicized. It should get VWs market share below the 1/2% it is already.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pensom2, 7/12/2014 1:44:38 AM     (No. 9920748)

Great. Look at what the UAW did to Detroit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 7/12/2014 2:52:22 AM     (No. 9920774)

Suppose you gave a party and NO ONE came? Wait for it UAW....


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 7/12/2014 3:00:29 AM     (No. 9920776)

Fine.
Let Volkswagen pay the union dues, with no reduction to the workers´ pay checks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 7/12/2014 3:34:03 AM     (No. 9920783)

Fine. I will never buy another Volkswagen for the simple fact that they are overpriced and can´t touch most Japanese cars in any category. The UAW certainly won´t help that situation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: abingtonjim, 7/12/2014 4:07:17 AM     (No. 9920792)

#2 Believe VW is looking to establish a workers council but in the U.S. can only be done with a union on the council. Change US law and the union disappears.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/12/2014 5:40:54 AM     (No. 9920814)

Cross VW off from any future purchase.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/12/2014 8:17:06 AM     (No. 9920944)

VW has no idea who they´re playing footsie with.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/12/2014 5:39:48 PM     (No. 9921630)

Well, unions do operate like Nazis.

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