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uaw-continues-unionization-efforts-at-volkswagen-plant-in-tennesseeWashington Free Beacon:

The UAW broke its pledge to cease organizing activity at the Chattanooga auto plant that rejected unionization, announcing on Thursday afternoon that it would form a voluntary union for factory workers.


Workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the labor giant’s bid to form the first auto union in the right to work state in February. The union signed a neutrality agreement with the German auto manufacturer that gave organizers an advantage during its campaign.


However, that agreement also contained a provision barring the union from any organizing activity for one year following the vote.


The union decided to break that pledge on Thursday, announcing the formation of a new local that would allow workers to join voluntarily.


“Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “At that time, we said we would not give up on these committed and hard-working employees. We’re keeping our promise.”



Even if they don't want to join?

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The Costs of Unions

By Mark Thornton

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


The economic performance of states that supports unions has lagged the economic performance of states with “Right to Work” laws. Over the last 10 years manufacturing output was stagnant in union states but increased by more than double digits in the Right to Work states, even when you exclude Michigan and Indiana which have recently passed Right to Work laws. Right to Work states continue to gain jobs and higher wages relative to union states.


A new report finds that unions cost individuals as much as $10,000 each in the strongest union states. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://bastiat.mises.org/?p=10904

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Volkswagen Opens Door To Employees For Self-Representation

By: LaborUnionReport (Diary) | November 13th, 2014 at 03:27 PM


In what appears to be a huge setback for the United Auto Workers (UAW), Volkswagen in Chattanooga issued a new policy on Wednesday entitled “Community Organization Engagement” which opens the door for VW employees who want alternative representationwithout the UAW.


While the UAW is wrongly touting VW’s new policy (posted in full below) as a means of making it easier for the UAW to unionize VW’s workers in Chattanooga, in reality, the policy gives employees opposed to the UAW a formal way of having their voice heard through a means of self-representation by utilizing “Community Organizations” like the American Council of Employees. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.redstate.com/2014/11/13/volkswagen-opens-door-employees-self-representation/

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