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    Default Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is in talks with the United Auto Workers because worker representation at the plant can only be realized by working with a U.S. trade union, the German carmaker's auto assembly plant manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee, said.

    Volkswagen in talks with UAW on Tennessee plant workers | Reuters
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    First Nissan, now Volkswagen. Next I would like to see Toyota and Subaru!!

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    I thought the Nissan organization fell through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    I thought the Nissan organization fell through.
    Last I read, which is what I posted on TOL, it was still in the works but I will have to research that.

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    Mississippi Caught Up In Nissan-UAW Battle

    This is from June 2013 and the most recent thing I found but I will continue to research.
    The state of Mississippi has found itself caught up in the increasingly contentious dispute between Nissan and the United Autoworkers Union.

    The state improperly offered millions in aid to entice Nissan to build its big factory in Canton, Miss., while the maker is allegedly failing to meet the promises it made in return for a reported $1.33 billion in aid, according to a report by a pro-union, Washington-based think tank.
    Mississippi Caught Up In Nissan-UAW Battle | TheDetroitBureau.com

    I found this and don't agree with it but the date is from last month so I guess it is still in the works but doesn't sound very positive.

    With Nissan expansion, UAW position grows even weaker


    http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi..._uaw_posi.html
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    Here is some more info on the UAW in talks with VW and Mercedes at their plants in the south.
    Of course we have a republican leading the way voicing his contempt for the unions.

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is speaking out against the United Auto Workers' efforts to organize a union at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., auto plant.

    The UAW also has a similar campaign underway at another German automaker in Alabama, Tuscaloosa County's Mercedes-Benz plant.

    "For management to invite the UAW in is almost beyond belief," Corker told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
    The UAW's campaign at Volkswagen and Mercedes is being supported by the German labor union IG Metall.
    Tennessee senator says Volkswagen could become a 'laughingstock' if UAW deal goes through | al.com

    Shall we all bow down and kiss the boots of the right wing republicans ?

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    Let's add a comment from a Mercedes executive.

    A key executive for Mercedes parent Daimler AG said today there is no need for a German-style works council at the automaker's Tuscaloosa County plant, Reuters reported.

    That's an idea that's being pushed in an organization effort there by the United Auto Workers union.

    Speaking to reporters at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Andreas Renschler said, "We just don't need it."

    While Renschler said he was "no fan" of the idea, he added that the company will remain neutral on organization decisions, which belong to employees.
    Daimler executive says no need for German-style works council at Alabama's Mercedes plant | al.com

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    Might as well this in on my favorite subject ... the republicans and their vocal opposition to unions.

    Republican lawmakers are watching warily as the United Auto Workers union makes its latest push to organize the South's auto sector, an effort that includes Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant.
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that the UAW campaign is hindering his business recruitment efforts on behalf of the state.

    "I've had several folks recently say that if the UAW comes, that would dampen our enthusiasm for Tennessee," he told The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., also has opposed the UAW.

    In June, and later in July, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley spoke out about the UAW's efforts at Tuscaloosa County's Mercedes plant, saying the union is a threat to economic development.
    But then we read this.

    Supporters of the union effort at Mercedes say they want a voice. They cite growing frustration with the increasing use of temporary workers at the plant, as well as uneven enforcement of rules and policies that results in inconsistent evaluations and favoritism in promotions.
    Sounds like every corporation .... business as usual.

    Republicans bristle over potential UAW inroads in the South's auto sector (Driving Alabama) | al.com

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    Isn't this the cue for the right wing faithful to come in and slurp the fanny's of these Union busting politicians?

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    More news on the UAW organizing at VW.

    "Yes, we have a majority," UAW boss Bob King was quoted saying by business daily Handelsblatt in a preview of an article to be published on Friday.

    More than 50 percent of the employees at the plant, which according to VW figures numbered 2,415, had signed union cards and registered as future union members, the paper said.
    Volkswagen declined to comment, but its human resources director defended the union's attempts to organize at Chattanooga.
    "I find it very depressing how deeply divided the country is on the issue of labor unions," Horst Neumann told Reuters late on Wednesday following a panel discussion with German auto industry executives and senior labor leaders from the IG Metall union.
    WHO DIDN'T KNOW THAT ?

    U.S. union UAW close to organizing at Volkswagen plant: paper

 

 
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