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A union is a yankee thing. Southerners know how to stand up for themselves.
Indeed.. that's why "Southerners" have the lowest wages, lowest education and lowest family values
The ghost of John Gotti called. He votes yes!
When the Unions first started out they were a good thing. But not today...I don't like the POWER they've become. We need good paying jobs in Chattanooga....NO unions. They will threaten to stage a walkout over nothing!!
VW pays a good steady living wage...we will rue the day the unions come in here!
Someone on here said "it was a Yankee thing" and I agree. Is this being started by the 400 Michigan workers at VW? They lost their jobs after demanding huge pay increases and ended up shuting down half of Detriot!!...Some were making $50-80 hr. and wanted MORE!!! How greedy can one get??!! Demands like that will close VW so fast it will make your head twist of!!
"Buy 'em books and buy 'em books and they just eat the covers!!!" When will they ever learn??!!
Union demands will raise the cost of living and cause higher taxes/prices on goods because now "since you're making such a BIG wage you will be made to pay MORE for gas/food/housing because you can afford it"...as if we need more of THAT idea!!
WE DON'T NEED OR WANT UNIONS IN CHATTANOOGA!!!
Why would anyone "NEED" a union, especially the UAW to speak for them? UAW only speaks for themselves. They get dumb people to listen to stuff like "your company president makes 'X' dollars a year", but forget to tell you the UAW president makes at least that. And who pays that guy? Union "dues" . Why does the union want IN at VW? Simple economics. Lets say each VW person makes 25K a year (and yes they make MORE than that, this is an example...) There are 2000 people. The union gets 2% of your pay for "dues" (They probably get more, but this is an example) -- that works out to 1 MILLION dollars a year!
Why does the union need a million dollars of hard working Tennesseean's money? Why to pay the pensions and salaries of their yankee union bosses up in detroit. The union ruined everything they tried to do in the beginning. By the 1980's they had done a lot of good. But after that, labor freindly laws were more prevalent, and the unions had begun to have nothing to do. So, they tried to stay on by asking for more and more money.
And then they promised senority, and defense of mediocrity. Some slug who comes in late, drinks on the job, and puts your life at risk, might not be fired if he's pals with the union leaders. Thats a fact folks!Unions wore out their welcome when greed took over. Saturn - gone. Pontiac - gone, Mercury - going, Oh wait? Wheland foundry right here in chattanooga. Yep the union "helped" them- helped them become outdated and run down by preventing the improvements that were needed to survive. Or Bendix in Cleveland - closed what, six years ago. Why? they couldn't compete with more modern factories - because they had a union!
Oh, and you know - if the union were to go into VW - how many of the really nice benefits they have now, would be "negotiated away" so some lazy slob from up north can move here and take a job away from a hard working family value filled Tennesseean?
union schmoonion - go home