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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    You seem to be unable to post anything without an insult or a fact. You seem to be unable to connect pieces of related and seemingly unrelated information and fact that leads you to believe it is off topic.

    But that's okay you're not a serious contender. I understand. Not one is perfect
    Your the king of unrelated mis-information posted to any thread.
    Almost every thread you post in wanders off to some delusional space that only resides within your small mind.

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    You seem to be unable to post anything without an insult or a fact. You seem to be unable to connect pieces of related and seemingly unrelated information and fact that leads you to believe it is off topic.

    But that's okay you're not a serious contender. I understand. Not one is perfect
    The mouth moves and nothing of value comes out. You can't refute so you dodge. Small time. Still waiting for the UAW facts bean.

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Some interesting comments concerning the possible unionization of VW's auto plant in Tennessee.

    Southern politicians ( they should add in here ... republican politicians ) say they fear a successful UAW organization of the Volkswagen plant would hurt the region's ability to attract future investment, and that it could lead to the spread of organized labor to other foreign car makers.

    But labor leaders like Bernd Osterloh, head of the Volkswagen's global works councils and a member of the company's supervisory board, stress that the Chattanooga plant is alone among major Volkswagen facilities around the globe in that it does not have formal worker representation
    The UAW has said it has collected signatures from a majority of workers at the plant, meaning Volkswagen could recognize the union without a formal vote. Opponents of the UAW, including Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have called for a secret ballot.
    Remember I said, "republican" politicians.

    Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, has been among the most vocal critics of unionization efforts at the plant. He has urged Volkswagen to abandon talks with the UAW, suggesting the company would become a "laughingstock" if it welcomed the union into the plant.

    Osterloh shrugged off Corker's comments, and stressed that it's up to the workers at the plant to decide whether to be organized and by whom.
    Instead of allowing the people that work in the plant to decide, the republican politician wants to spread fear and propaganda to sway a possible vote.

    AP Exclusive: US union vote won't affect VW plans

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Spread lies about Unions. Typical Republican't.

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    I think that what the republicans here are afraid of is that they are luring unionized companies in the north to come south where they are "Labor" friendly... otherwise know as CHEAP labor... I know quite a few companies from the the NYC area that have done just that..

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I think that what the republicans here are afraid of is that they are luring unionized companies in the north to come south where they are "Labor" friendly... otherwise know as CHEAP labor... I know quite a few companies from the the NYC area that have done just that..
    You are exactly right. They want to keep their workers poor and uneducated. Don't let them see what a Union can do for them.

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    Anti-UAW Consultant: Defeat ‘Invading Union Force’ at VW Plant Like Our Confederate Ancestors

    I knew there was a reason I don't like the south!

    Yesterday, In These Times’s Mike Elk got his hands on a private document showing how DC-based political groups have moved to block the United Automobile Workers organizing effort at the Volkswagon plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Though workers at the plant, VW and the UAW seem largely in agreement about forming a workers’ council at the factory, prominent anti-union groups have swarmed Chattanooga to obstruct the deal. A consultant named Matt Patterson, formerly with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, authored the document, obtained by Elk, that spells out his efforts to mobilize Tea Party, libertarian, and local media attacks on the VW organizing drive.
    Though much of Patterson’s tactics have been concealed until now, he did author an op-ed in May that called on Southerners to regard the union-drive as a chance to reenact the “bloodiest days of the entire Civil War.” Patterson wrote:

    One hundred and fifty years ago an invading Union army was halted at Chattanooga by the Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg. The Battle of Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest days of the entire Civil War, and a resounding defeat for the Northern forces. Today Southeastern Tennessee faces invasion from another union— an actual labor union, the United Auto Workers (UAW). The UAW has its heart set on organizing Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant, which employs several thousand and supports thousands more throughout the Southeast. […]
    Anti-UAW Consultant: Defeat

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Notice it says they want to mobilize the tea party and libertarians.

    Again, why would someone who is a union person back those groups ?

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    Volkswagen Tied to Another Anti-Union Group

    As a general principle, Volkswagen supports the right of employees to representation at all its plants and is in favor of good cooperation with the trade union or unions represented at its plants.”
    However, Working In These Times has uncovered that Volkswagen America supports a second group engaged in anti-UAW activity in Chattanooga: the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturer Association (CRMA). The local industry group boasts VW as a member, and the CEO of Volkswagen America’s Chattanooga Operation, Frank Fischer, sits on its board of directors.

    CRMA engages in a variety of anti-union and anti-worker activities that would seem to run counter to Volkswagen’s stated position of supporting “the right of employees to representation at all its plants.” The organization promotes Chattanooga as attractive to manufacturers because workers receive "cost-competitive wages that are below national norms, including total average industrial earnings (83%), manufacturing wages (75%), and service sector salaries (81%).” In a membership brochure, CRMA advertises its “union avoidance/labor relations” seminars.
    Volkswagen Tied to Another Anti-Union Group - Working In These Times

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    Default Re: Volkswagen, UAW in Talks

    Now is this a coincidence, or does VW Germany see things from a different perspective ?
    I ask, because the article does mention the unionization of the VW plant in Tennessee.

    Volkswagen AG's U.S. Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Browning has left the company for personal reasons and is to be replaced.
    Then the story goes here:

    During Browning's tenure, VW opened a new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where it makes the Passat sedan.

    Volkswagen wants to have the Tennessee plant join the rest of its wholly-owned plants around the world that have a German-styled works council to represent the workers. Such a council would advise on work rules at the plant and include both blue- and white-collar workers.

    In order to set up the German-styled labor group at Chattanooga, its workers must aligned with a U.S. labor union, and VW has been in talks with the United Auto Workers.

    Browning had said often that if plant workers were to be represented by any union, a vote among workers must be held, a position that has not been publicly supported or dismissed by top VW executives in Germany.
    VW's U.S. chief leaves company; Horn named replacement - Yahoo Finance

    Sales down and a unionization attempt seem to be the reasons this executive is walking.
    Of course they won't say that.
    He probably made millions in his tenure at VW.

 

 
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