Communists? Where are the communists in this story?So that's how this works. The communists get tossed out of VW, so they just open a union anyway. Strictly voluntary, they say. I'm sure there will be no UAW enforcer thugs anywhere near the Volkswagen plant. Typical communist actions. Wake up Kentucky!
Auto worker union scores a win in the South
The organization said it will open a local chapter to represent workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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#3 Jul 11, 2014
#4 Jul 11, 2014
Time for unions to come back ROARING and get this nation back on track with good paying jobs.
#5 Jul 11, 2014
Far righters think thinks anyone who works for a living and wants a good wage is a communist.
They think only front office types should make money rest of us should do it for free.
#8 Jul 11, 2014
Stop lying Nazi.
Of course the working class funds the democrats. They fund who looks out for them not enemies.
#9 Jul 11, 2014
I see. Nothing could be further from the truth, since neither the USSR nor communist China took kindly to workers organizing unions to protect their own interests through collective bargaining.
#10 Jul 11, 2014
On what basis do you believe unions meet the definition of definition of communists?
Since: Mar 09
The Left Coast
#11 Jul 11, 2014
The unions will make Volkswagen as profitable and dependable as GM.
#12 Jul 11, 2014
Agree. According to Andy Stern(Wall Street Journal),unions require unfree markets in order to thrive. They love big government because unions require the government to guarantee their monopolies on labor. Here's a little history, Lenin made unions an integral part of the "peoples republic" he founded in 1917. In the Soviet Union "organized labor" was part of the official establishment and union membership was universal and mandatory and that systems seemingly magnanimous goals,fairness,economic equality and social justice. This was quite the opposite in real life as this brought forth a rigged game of wholesale corruption,forced inequality and grotesque injustice,according to Oleg Atbashian who migrated to the US in 1994.
“i hope we can change this!”
Since: Aug 08
#13 Jul 11, 2014
"What they created is a voluntary association, but they do not have any bargaining rights at this time," said Dan Cornfield, a labor expert and professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University.
Read more: http://www.kcra.com/money/auto-worker-union-s...
and THAT is considered "big win"?
can't set the bar too much lower than that without a shovel!
#14 Jul 11, 2014
It is a right to work state. You can be Union is you choose, or not be Union if you choose. They have to pay everyone the same, and they cannot force the non Union people to pay dues. It is a win win for the non Union people.
#15 Jul 11, 2014
The Union members can meet, but they have no real bargain rights. Basically, the members will pay dues, but the Company dispenses what ever they choose to give the employees. I don't think I would want to pay dues for nothing.
#17 Jul 12, 2014
Please review http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/05/republ...
Even if the speaking fees that Hillary Clinton contributes for charitable causes were a "slush fund," what would that have to do with any worker's choice to join a union. What evidence do you have that those who do have "low information?"
#18 Jul 12, 2014
An educated person would not pay union dues for nothing. These people are in a right to work state. I can stand next to you, and you can pay dues while I make the same salary, get the same benefits, and pay nothing to the Union. Some how that doesn't seem to bright to me.
#19 Jul 12, 2014
Execs have lawyers make sure they get good contract. Why cant workers?
Union makes sure favoritism doesn't promote someone. Union makes sure all people are treated equal and same based on quality of work not on who you know or blow.
#20 Jul 12, 2014
Unions in a right to work state are useless. They have no power. They may as well go home. They are there to collect money from the mentally challenged.
#21 Jul 12, 2014
People who oppose a level playing field want everything their way without any negotiation or compromise and are willing to do everything the can think of to achieve an unfair advantage. It turns out to be a description of the way tea partiers think and operate.
#23 Jul 13, 2014
It's interesting the way you thought out your position, OJ. Lest your straw man spontaneously combust, I suppose "better safe than sorry" may be a prudent policy, even though it seriously limits your options as evidenced by the following list of vehicles manufactured by union workers. You would find it more practical just to avoid any vehicle-related lethal incident by staying home. However, if you still dare venture to buy a vehicle, just be sure it's not one of the following.
2009 - Autos | Trucks | SUVs | Hybrids | Crossovers | American Made Vehicles — built by UAW members of the USA and Canada ( www.UAWcars.com )...
Ford Five Hundred
Ford GT Ford Mustang
Lincoln Town Car
Mazda Mazda 6
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Toyota Corolla *
Chevrolet Silverado *
Dodge Ram *
Ford F-Series *
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger GMC Sierra *
Lincoln Mark LT
Toyota Tacoma *
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Chevrolet Suburban *
Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid
GMC Yukon XL
Hummer H1 Hummer H2
Hummer H2 SUT
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Mercury Mariner/Mariner Hybrid
Saturn VUE (2008 Model Produced in Mexico)
Chrysler Town & Country *
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan *
Ford Club Wagon Ford Econoline
GMC Savana Cargo
GMC Savana Passenger
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Pontiac Grand Prix
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
Vehicles marked with an asterisk (*) are sourced from the United States and another country. When purchasing one of these models, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN.) A VIN beginning with "1," "4" or "5" identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; "2" identifies a Canadian-made vehicle.
#24 Jul 13, 2014
That is funny. The best car we ever bought, and we had Chevy, and GMCs, is our 2008 VW. It is still like new. They honor their warranty, and American car dealers rarely do their. There are over 100,000 miles on it, and we have not had one problem with it. So waste your money on cars built on Monday morning by some hung over Union member. We've had a few of those too.
#27 Jul 14, 2014
With all those "American Union death traps" on the road, does that mean you'll be buying a Lexus or Honda for you and your family to enjoy occupying while parked on your property? I agree with you, OJ, that Honda makes fine vehicles, but why buy one if you're afraid to venture out to the road driving it?
#28 Jul 14, 2014
Yes, unions contribute to political action groups, which helps offset corporations' massive contributions to their own political action groups, to buy influence in their respective interests among legislators. The selling and buying of political favor is a horrible way to implement a democracy, but it's how the system works even though it's unfair to the American public, but it'n necessary to have unions counterbalance the power of corporations.
It's a hyperbolic misrepresentation of union members to describe them collectively as "well meaning completely clueless people who have been suckered into believing that their union is looking out for them." Certainly intelligence is normally distributed and some people, inclusion union representatives, are more honest than others. Accordingly, I find your assertions unwarranted — that unions are "all about the people at the top, padding their bank accounts and holding onto power" and that the "only thing that unions care about is money." Imperfection is not synonymous with failure.
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