VW workers reject United Auto Workers at Tenn. plant, derailing efforts to organize in South

  • Article by: ERIK SCHELZIG , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 14, 2014 - 11:35 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories.

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Truckman182Feb. 14, 14 9:45 PM

The UAW is a dinosaur. Glad to see workers in TN didn't vote these clowns in to their plant....

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fwallenFeb. 14, 14 9:50 PM

Nice to have an election fair and square where the governor doesn't have his hand on the scale. Too bad Minnesota isn't a right go work state. Teachers I know would by a majority vote out of the union which collects millions from them only to deposit in the accounts of legislators that keep them in control.

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reidFeb. 14, 14 9:52 PM

The workers have spoken. Let it rest.

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vor2vorFeb. 14, 14 9:52 PM

Good for them!

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exrepublicanFeb. 14, 1410:17 PM

The far-Right has done a great job of convincing the uneducated to vote against their own interests, especially in the South, by telling them outright lies about their taxes being high because of Blacks on welfare and that being paid a livable wage will cause them to lose their job. Lack of union representation causes all wages to be bid down, not just those of the union members; US Middle Class wages have decreased over the past 35 years in almost exact lock-step with union membership, but the Koch brothers and their various front groups continue to push the "right to work" line.

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nogophersFeb. 14, 1410:18 PM

The union was given unfettered access to the plant and workers. They still failed. I'm glad the workers didn't feel coerced to join the outdated union.

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mdachsFeb. 14, 1410:34 PM

Very smart workers!

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kivirl4Feb. 14, 1410:48 PM

good for the workers!

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ldahlkeFeb. 14, 1410:54 PM

UAW - R.I.P.

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smeeagain2Feb. 14, 1410:58 PM

Fools.

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