Auto worker union scores a win in the South

Jul 11, 2014 Full story: KCRA-TV Sacramento 27

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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kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Jul 11, 2014
LRDII wrote:
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!
Communists? Where are the communists in this story?
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#4 Jul 11, 2014
GO UNION!!!!!!!!!!

Time for unions to come back ROARING and get this nation back on track with good paying jobs.
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#5 Jul 11, 2014
kuda wrote:
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Communists? Where are the communists in this story?
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.
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#8 Jul 11, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>The non union auto workers make more than your poor union schlubs, Nancy. Plus, they don't fund the democrat party with their "dues." It's a win/win situation.
Stop lying Nazi.

Of course the working class funds the democrats. They fund who looks out for them not enemies.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Jul 11, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>They're opening local 42 in Chattanooga.
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.
sandy1

New City, NY

#12 Jul 11, 2014
LRDII wrote:
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!
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

usa

#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"?
hahaahahhhahahaha!!!!
can't set the bar too much lower than that without a shovel!
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#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.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jul 12, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>The union has to get that Hillary slush fund going somehow. This way, the low information sheep who join the union can be fleeced as soon as possible.
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?"
Cat74

Algonquin, IL

#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.
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#19 Jul 12, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
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.
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.
Cat74

Algonquin, IL

#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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#21 Jul 12, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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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.
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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#23 Jul 13, 2014
Obama the Joker wrote:
How long before VWs start killing people like the GMs do?
.
I won't buy one. No way Jose.
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 )...
Acura Integra
Acura Legend
Buick Lucerne
Cadillac CTS
Cadillac DTS
Cadillac STS
Cadillac XLR
Chevrolet Cobalt
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Malibu
Chrysler Sebring
Dodge Avenger
Dodge Caliber
Dodge Viper
Ford Five Hundred
Ford Focus
Ford GT Ford Mustang
Honda Civic
Lincoln Town Car
Mazda Mazda 6
Mercury Montego
Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Mitsubishi Galant
Pontiac G5
Pontiac G6
Pontiac Solstice
Pontiac Vibe
Saturn Aura
Saturn ION
Saturn Sky
Toyota Corolla *
UAW PICKUPS...
Chevrolet Silverado *
Chevrolet Colorado
Dodge Ram *
Dodge Dakota
Ford F-Series *
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger GMC Sierra *
GMC Canyon
Isuzu i-Series
Lincoln Mark LT
Mazda B-series
Mitsubishi Raider
Toyota Tacoma *
UAW SUVs/CUVs...
Buick Enclave
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac SRX
Chevrolet Suburban *
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chrysler Aspen
Dodge Durango
Dodge Nitro
Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid
Ford Expedition
Ford Explorer
GMC Acadia
GMC Yukon XL
GMC Yukon/Denali
Hummer H1 Hummer H2
Hummer H2 SUT
Hummer H3
Jeep Commander
Jeep Compass
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Liberty
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Lincoln Navigator
Mazda Tribute
Mercury Mariner/Mariner Hybrid
Mercury Mountaineer
Mitsubishi Endeavor
Saturn Outlook
Saturn VUE (2008 Model Produced in Mexico)
UAW VANS...
Buick Terraza
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Uplander
Chrysler Town & Country *
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan *
Ford Club Wagon Ford Econoline
GMC Savana
GMC Savana Cargo
GMC Savana Passenger
Saturn Relay
Ford Freestyle
CAW CARS...
Buick Lacrosse
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chrysler 300
Dodge Charger
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Pontiac Grand Prix
CAW SUVs/CUVs...
Chevrolet Equinox
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Magnum
Ford Edge
Lincoln MKX
Pontiac Torrent
Suzuki XL7
CAW PICKUPS...
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra
UAW/CAW Vans...
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
CAW VAN...
Ford Freestar
IUE SUVs/CUVs...
Buick Rainier
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
GMC Envoy
SAAB 9-7x

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.
Cat74

Des Plaines, IL

#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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#27 Jul 14, 2014
Obama the Joker wrote:
<quoted text>I don't see probably the best car in the world on your list...Honda. You buy your American Union death traps and I'll buy something else like a Lexus. I have a family to protect from Union drunks.
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?
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#28 Jul 14, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>Everybody knows that unions funnel millions to democrat candidates. I've spent some time in a union. There's lots of well meaning completely clueless people who have been suckered into believing that their union is looking out for them. In reality, it's all about the people at the top, padding their bank accounts and holding onto power. The only thing that unions care about is money.
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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