Right on CON, everyone is for this union going into the VW plant, the workers, the union, the company for christs sake is all for it, who's not and trying to block it form happening, Senators and Representatives!!!GOP Hypocrites Interfere With Private Business to Keep Union Out of Tennessee VW Plant
There is a concerted effort by Republicans in Tennessee to invoke a Civil War mindset to marshal opposition to a vote this week on union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Long before the vote this week, Grover Norquist put up billboards claiming the vote is a vote for Barack Obama, and one wonders why the anti-government crusader opposes the idea of combining traditional American collective bargaining with European-style “works councils” that will be the first of its kind in America. Opponents of the unionization vote put out a call to Tennessee rebels to thwart the “union advance” like the Confederate army in a Civil War battle. Republicans, Norquist, and poverty wage proponents are espousing a plantation mentality that workers voting for decent wages and working conditions are tantamount to uppity slaves standing up to plantation owners. That is the mindset of southern Republicans invoking the Civil War where the Confederate army withstood an attack by “Northern Union invaders.” Volkswagen has not mounted any opposition to the vote for union representation and has left the decision in the hands of their American employees.
If Republicans, including Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) who said that a move by Volkswagen “to invite the UAW in is almost beyond belief” and asserted that Volkswagen would become “a laughingstock in many ways if they inflict this wound” hate unionization they should explain why. Americans understand Republicans hate unions because they oppose good wages and safe working conditions, and yet they never have the gall to say it in public. Instead they claim a vote for union representation is a vote for President Obama and appeal to Confederate sympathies to oppose “union invaders from the North.”
Most Americans look at the Civil War with sadness and shame that a group of southerners hated America to such an extent they attempted to tear the nation apart to keep other human beings working for free under brutal conditions. Americans get it; many southerners are still enraged the Confederacy was prevented from ripping America apart, and although it is a part of American history it is something decent people are not proud of and are sick to death of hearing how wonderful the Confederacy or the Civil War was. If Republicans and fascists like Grover Norquist hate unions, that is their prerogative, but keep the Confederacy out of it because most Americans understand that it is not unions conservative fascists hate, it is America and its workforce.
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GOP = themselves, BIG CORPS/PHARMA, and $$$$$$$
DEMS = PEOPLE
Just simply mind boggling that they would do this outright!!
Great post again CON, even an idiot can see the race to the bottom desires of Senator Corckbrains, astonishing.
Government intrusion AGAINST workers rights and benefits!! Talk about a Gubment take over!