Posted 8 months ago on July 2, 2013, 3:58 p.m. EST by shooz
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And all the "right to work" lies that go with it.
Attempts to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN are meeting fierce retaliation from anti-union forces inside the beltway.
VW officials have expressed interest in unionization ahead of expansions at their East Tennessee facility. The United Auto Workers (UAW) are working with VW to create a union model that closely resembles successful Germany efforts, where management and workers come together to meet common goals. In a recent interview with AutoNews, UAW President Bob King discussed how this kind of system could help give workers a stronger voice:
What we can tell you is: we’re eager to form a representation model built on collaboration and cooperation that’s consistent with the VW culture and philosophy.
VW officials at the plant have openly discussed unionization and a healthy relationship seems to have spawned from that. Yet, anti-union politicians are painting unionization as a death stroke for Tennessee workers. These tactics have ramped up in lockstep with encouraging signs from the labor talks.