From the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation:
Washington, DC (February 21, 2014) – United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials have filed objections with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to the results of a unionization election in which workers at Volkswagen America’s Chattanooga, Tennessee facility voted against giving the UAW union hierarchy monopoly bargaining control over the plant. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement in response to the UAW’s objections:Right To Work Tennessee - Volkswagen

“Chattanooga VW employees managed to stave off a coercive unionization campaign even though the UAW and VW officials colluded for over two years to stack the deck against the workers. The result of this election came after the NLRB further tilted the playing field in favor of UAW union officials by fast-tracking the unionization process. Despite all of this, UAW union officials still lost the vote.

“Now, UAW union officials blaming everyone but themselves for swaying the vote against the union, while neglecting the fact that members of VW Germany management threatened workers to unionize or miss out on more work. Even President Obama weighed in with support for unionization. Obviously, the UAW’s complaints about ‘outside influences’ only apply to those that oppose the UAW.

“In the past, the NLRB has refused to uphold employer objections to unionization elections in which politicians acting at the behest of the UAW seemingly swayed the vote’s outcome in favor of the union. Foundation staff attorneys plan to exercise every legal option for workers who support the election’s result, because they are concerned that Volkswagen will not actively defend the employees’ vote.”

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6 Responses to UAW Won’t Leave Tennessee Even After Being Rejected by VW Employees

  1. Unions were formed when companies were making huge profits, but not giving their workers a living wage. UAW workers now hold companies hostage and the economy doesn’t support it. The Unions have outlived their usefullness. But, as long as they can control things, they will. And make big profits themselves on the wages of the very people they were formed to protect.

  2. Bob says:

    The REALLY bad thing about the Union vote is, the UNION can force a vote every year, so maybe next year they will Unionize, or maybe the following year. They can do this forever, or until they actually win. If they do ,I’ll guarantee there will never be a vote to un-unionize.

  3. Kimberly says:

    We know life in a country where union bosses and ruling class do not believe we are incapability of deciding what we want.

  4. Sterling Spencer says:

    The people spoke so just leave them alone. Good for the workers of the Tennessee VW plant.

  5. beeswax says:

    The folks from Tennessee can speak for themselves, and the unions need to go crawl back under the rock they slithered out from underneath . Obama needs to uphold the Constitution and stay out of the states affairs . Period !

  6. Alice says:

    Since when is it a Presidents place to have an opinion in workplace decisions? The workers made their decision to remain independent from Union thugs. Manufacturers’ left the North because of the Unions & VW Germany wants a Union? That makes absolutely no sense. Someone is getting or was paid big bucks for that decision. Same old dirty business .. Unions have outlived their good and all they are doing is trying to hang on to high paid positions of entitlement.

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