Thursday, February 13, 2014

GOP Attempts To Block Unionization Of Volkswagen Plant In Tennessee

Management would like to form a worker's council in its Tennessee plant.  It believes that they have been a critical factor in VW's success in the marketplace.  The workers at the plant are preparing to vote to unionization the plant and VW management expressed a desire to work with the union and the work council.  The GOP legislature does not like unions and it has threatened VW with a loss of incentives that the state provides to VW if the plant is unionized. The South has been using its anti-union policies to attract manufacturing to its region.  Politicians are concerned that a successful unionization at VW would spread to other auto plants in the South and neutralize the value of its anti-union policies in attracting businesses to locate in the South.

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