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.