VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief

Feb 19, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.

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You want a Union.........look at Detroit.
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You want a Union.........look at Detroit.
You want a Union.......look at America.
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We should all be happy and greatful to work for minum wage.
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You want non-union?

Look at Walmart, where at Christmas the employees, AKA
"associates," have to take up collections to help fellow
employees, AKA "associates," have some food to put
on the table for their families. Where food stamps are
an indispensable part of the family budget and local
food banks help feed them Where the children are dependent
on free and reduced-price school lunches to have something
to eat during the day. Where the federal government and
local government and charities have to make up the difference
between Walmart wages and the real world.

You want non-union? See China.

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Gary wrote:
You want non-union?
Look at Walmart, where at Christmas the employees, AKA
"associates," have to take up collections to help fellow
employees, AKA "associates," have some food to put
on the table for their families. Where food stamps are
an indispensable part of the family budget and local
food banks help feed them Where the children are dependent
on free and reduced-price school lunches to have something
to eat during the day. Where the federal government and
local government and charities have to make up the difference
between Walmart wages and the real world.
You want non-union? See China.
You want non union?

See:
Acura
BMW
Honda
Hyundai
Kia
Mercedes
Nissan
Subaru
Tesla
Toyota

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Bama Yankee wrote:
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You want non union?
See:
Acura
BMW
Honda
Hyundai
Kia
Mercedes
Nissan
Subaru
Tesla
Toyota
All primarily located in the south.

If southerners like being exploited, let them. VW will simply shut down - and the North or Mid West (possibly) will get the factory / then you idiots can sit back and cry again - looking for work at a restaurant or Wal Mart.

Have fun with that. Just got back from TN Monday night - a good paying job in their eyes are $9.00 to $10.00 per hr. And you think this is fair?

You're a moron.

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Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>You want Union? See Detroit.
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Half of a brain you have. Yes.
UAW didn't bankrupt Detroit moron / competition from new carmakers beginning from the 1970's on up began the demise of Detroit.

Add to this GMAC got into the sub-prime mortgage lending debacle / there's your problem numbnuts.
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TonyT1961 wrote:
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All primarily located in the south.
If southerners like being exploited, let them. VW will simply shut down - and the North or Mid West (possibly) will get the factory / then you idiots can sit back and cry again - looking for work at a restaurant or Wal Mart.
Have fun with that. Just got back from TN Monday night - a good paying job in their eyes are $9.00 to $10.00 per hr. And you think this is fair?
You're a moron.
Yeah it appears that the unions have been quite successful in Detroit.

Detroit's population dropped 25 percent over the last decade to its lowest level in a century, according to U.S. Census figures released on Tuesday.

It would appear that you are either a moron or a union hack. Take your pick

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Aphelion wrote:
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Yeah it appears that the unions have been quite successful in Detroit.
Detroit's population dropped 25 percent over the last decade to its lowest level in a century, according to U.S. Census figures released on Tuesday.
It would appear that you are either a moron or a union hack. Take your pick
Not in a union numbnuts.

Population dropped due to massive job losses. Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, all owned by GM.

Chrysler being bought by a firm similar to what Romney works for - and as stated before, competition by foreign manufacturers.
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TonyT1961 wrote:
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Not in a union numbnuts.
Population dropped due to massive job losses. Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, all owned by GM.
Chrysler being bought by a firm similar to what Romney works for - and as stated before, competition by foreign manufacturers.
Funny how the taxpayers bailed out Chrysler and soon afterwards they were bought by Fiat. Smooth move Obama.
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TonyT1961 wrote:
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Not in a union numbnuts.
Population dropped due to massive job losses. Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, all owned by GM.
All union shops. It is no wonder why the workers at the VW plant told the union to pound sand.

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Work Free or Die wrote:
<quoted text>You want a Union.......look at America.
Without government unions that should be illegal, there is no union left but the corrupt ones that buy liberals for a dime a dozen.

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TonyT1961 wrote:
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Not in a union numbnuts.
Population dropped due to massive job losses. Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, all owned by GM.
Chrysler being bought by a firm similar to what Romney works for - and as stated before, competition by foreign manufacturers.
jeeeebeeebus, Chrysler was bought by Fiat, doofus, an Italian company. It's a foreign car now and just as big a piece a chit as it has been since the 70's.

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TonyT1961 wrote:
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All primarily located in the south.
If southerners like being exploited, let them. VW will simply shut down - and the North or Mid West (possibly) will get the factory / then you idiots can sit back and cry again - looking for work at a restaurant or Wal Mart.
Have fun with that. Just got back from TN Monday night - a good paying job in their eyes are $9.00 to $10.00 per hr. And you think this is fair?
You're a moron.
The North had a VW plant.

Didn't work out so well, did it?
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Identify ever person working for VW supportive of union and fire them. At this point (obvious by the militant words of union reps), any supporter of unions will be a detriment to the company and will be a potential saboteur.

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Gary wrote:
You want non-union?
Look at Walmart, where at Christmas the employees, AKA
"associates," have to take up collections to help fellow
employees, AKA "associates," have some food to put
on the table for their families. Where food stamps are
an indispensable part of the family budget and local
food banks help feed them Where the children are dependent
on free and reduced-price school lunches to have something
to eat during the day. Where the federal government and
local government and charities have to make up the difference
between Walmart wages and the real world.
You want non-union? See China.
he people/workers have spoken, what's your problem? hate democracy?
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I think I'll go buy a VW this weekend.
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You want Union, see Detroit. The key work in the headline is MAY. When push comes to shove the Unions won't do a damn thing in the South.
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Read the article. VW managemrnt want the workers organized.

They are not committed expanding or to build anothern plant down south unless workers organize some way

VW managers claim this vote was not fair

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foster wrote:
Read the article. VW managemrnt want the workers organized.
They are not committed expanding or to build anothern plant down south unless workers organize some way
VW managers claim this vote was not fair
Perhaps you should read the article.

Not VW management but the head of VW's labor union was the one commenting on the outcome of the election.

Either the plant will remain non-union, or it will go the same way as the previous VW plant in Pennsylvania.

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