what a crock of crap, in this very paper a few months ago they said union workers made on the average $300 dollars a week more than nonunion workers doing the same job! Chattanooga was one of the most unionize cities in the south. And we lost that because ceo's found out they could move production overseas and use child labor or prison workers to produce goods and make more profit. And if anyone tells you it was the unions fault they are lying or just stupid.
Greed is the reason, and you know it Bobby.
The UAW is already in Tennessee, they have been for over 20 years.
Admit it a union would drive up wages, (VW said wages would be around $22 an hour when they announced building the plant here) which would just give more money to people here to spend. These are jobs that are already here.
To you a good job is $12 bucks an hour, for someone else, your millions will go farther, life must be good at the top.
aae is absolutely right. These people have no honor or self respect! They know these people have no business buying these things with food stamps, but they sell them anyway to make a buck. These store people should be jailed!!!
According to an article in this very paper a few months ago there are 8 companies in Tennessee that are UAW shops. And the sky hasn't fallen yet. The republicans want to keep this a $12 an hour state. $12 an hour was good money 30 years ago. But now if I were selling cars, tv, camping supplies, or just about anything else I want people to have more to spend more. If I were an elected official I want people to make more to spend more to raise the tax base. It is a shame the senators and governor of our state are willing to lose jobs here to keep wages down.
BTW to the anti union employees of VW, if memory serves when they first announced they were building the plant here they said line pay would be around $22 an hour.
I voted for Nixon and Reagan once when I was young, then swore I would never vote for another one. And I have not!
Before VW built their plant here they said wages would be around $22 an hour, our republican elected officials helped defeat the UAW and they pay about $18 an hour. Amazon pays $12 and change and we think that is good.
$12 and hour was a good wage in the 80's. We keep sending the same fools back to office, how smart are we?
lets see... Chuck fought the affordable care act and now will fight to repeal it, he does not care if about the 6% of Americans who now have health insurance that didn't have it before Obama care went into effect. Chuck why do you think insurance that is taxpayer is so bad? you have had it since you were elected. We know you get an allowance to buy insurance. Must be good for elected officials but to good for poor Americans.
Bobby you have come a long way since the Bencor days. But if you remember things so well then you remember when VW first announced coming here the pay was going to average $22 an hour, instead of the $15 and change it is now. And you were dead set against an union, why. The jobs it VW are better paying than a lot of jobs here but they could be better. Why are you against Chattanoogans making a better living? Right to work should be right to work non union or union as people see fit without influence from elected officials. I wonder how the vote would had you not said the SUV would be built here only if the union was defeated, which was a lie at the time according to VW officials. Or Haslam withdrew the 300 million to get the plant here. Maybe without all the crap we could have got the motor plant or the aldi plant.
Health care in this country is only as good as ones ability to pay. Haslam would rather let people suffer and die then sign up for Medicaid expansion. And this sick puppy wants reelected? I would not vote for him!
just wonder what this will end up costing the taxpayers? but I bet VW will be more selective when hiring employees and hire pro union.
just wonder what this new line will
I beg to differ, It is in to attack the President about everything that is wrong, much which he can do nothing about some support of congress, and only a fool would say congress has tried to fix any of our country's problems in the last 4 years. And another thing much more of this tea party crap and this country will cease to exist in the near future.