Well, VW woulkd not be in Chattanooga without my money! Federal subsidies in the form of donating all those hundreds of acres of land and millions in Federal subsidies plus the exchange off I-75. Let's be perfectly clear. Tennessee and Chattanooga did not accomplish this alone. As far me. I don't wnat or need a VW job.Besides, didn't not have to go to law school Might do you good to read that Constitution.
I see lots wrong with this exclusive policy of only hiring Tennessseans. First, it is illegal. The Commerce clause of the Constition gives the Federal Government exclsuive authority to regulate interstate commerce. This restriction of the flow of labor between states is illegal and I expect some aggressive law firm to start class action lawsuit anytime now. Tennessee, Chattanooga and VW cannot conspire to violate the Constitution.
In addition, Federal dollars are involved in the project . The land was federal land (former TNT plant) which was cleaned up with federal dollars and given to Chattanooga. Federal dollars built the enterchange off 1_75. And, I am certain millions more in federal dollars have been spent on the project.
But, if this is the way Chattanooga and VW wants rto play ball I am encouraging Georgians and Alabamians to boycott Chattanooga Businesses and VW. Shop at home folks and keep your dollars in your local community. Do not send your tax dollars to Tennesee, Chattanooga and Hamiltin county anymore, If you shop at home local busineses will hire local folks and Chattanooga Businessses will lose business and employees. Anything you can buy in Chattanooga you can buy in North Georgia.