In other words, it has nothing to with what is best for the people at VW. You are just spouting the left-wing ideology. Objectivity and open-mindedness be damned.
Just another extremist that cannot learn anything new.
Just feed the division.
Just like conservative.
"You're buying into the Republican hype." BULL SHYTE!
I am living better than I have ever lived. I get five figure bonuses every year. I pick up a $58,000 Audi next week that I can trade in after 6,000 miles or 6 months. It will be my sixth car in four years. It is a perk for every employee in that plant.
I have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into that plant. I have challenged the Germans in ways they never thought was possible. It is becoming more Americanized and every day it is getting better. Our best days are ahead, if they will just leave us alone to get the job done.
Your objectivity is gone and you are just as guilty as any RWNJ on this site. You have completely closed down on considering anything I have presented. You just argue to argue.
I am done.
I hope he is educating himself with some objectivity, and not just fertilizing his pre-conceived notions..
What does the UAW really have to offer VW employees?
I see VW production workers driving brand new $40,000 Audis every day. They would never get this anywhere else.
The next time you see an Audi in town, look in the lower left corner of the TN license plate for the black fleet sticker. That is a very nice perk.
I know Sebastian Patta better than Corker does. Do you even know who the Patta brothers are?
If they build the SUV in Mexico, it will not be because of the UAW vote. It is about profits! We are working double hard to compete against $40.00 a day wages in Mexico. They have a union.
alprova wrote: "I wouldn't bet on that. How many other automobile manufacturers have production lines down there already?"
Those product's sales record in the USA pale in comparison to competitive products made by Toyota and Nissan that are Made In The USA. Camry and Altima are smoking the pants off of the Jetta, Golf and Beetle combined, they are all made in Mexico!
Face it, Americans do have a tendency to buy American. That is why they came here to build the Passat. That is why VW has finally begun to make efforts to create more awareness to the origins of the Passat. They have been terrible about this. Just two weeks ago, VW began putting stickers on the Passat promoting it's origins in Tennessee.
I have been to the plants in Puebla, Mexico.
alprova - Don't be guilty of doing the same thing that so many RWNJ's are guilty of, by following the LWNJ agenda just because. Use your brain and consider the facts. Make your own judgment in the absence of political doctrines. What is right for Tennessee and our future? The risk is far too high by bringing the UAW into the South. Many arguments can be made as to who was at fault for the downfall off the auto industry in the North. The South has been on a huge roll for several decades. More jobs. Better quality of life. It is far from perfect. It always will be. But there is no doubt that many have had a better quality of life as a result of the growth brought by the auto industry in the South. All of this has occurred without he UAW.
You and I have stood on the same side about many issues on this site. Trust me just a little on this issue. I have been on the front row of this fight. I know far more than I can really share.
Here is the neutrality agreement: http://www.no2uaw.com/uploads/2/2/0/0/22009070/09-neutrality_agreement.pdf
Pay particular attention to the highlighted parts. There are some that say it is illegal for a works council to coexist with the UAW and that the Works Council could ultimately be dissolved by the UAW, thus usurping the intentions of VW and co-determination. Then it will be too late to rid ourselves of the parasite.
alprova - Do not be fooled for a minute that 100% of VW management is welcoming the UAW with open arms. I know for a fact that that it ain't so. I am a little closer to this than you. Please show me a quote that backs what you just claimed.
The ethics of Frank and Sebastian Patta are very questionable. It flies in the face of a democracy.
Check this out: http://laborunionreport.com/2014/02/13/wall-street-journal-uaws-neutrality-agreement-at-vw-may-be-unlawful/
... and to think I turned down a chance to work for Google to stay at VW.
Volkswagen does not want union representation. They want the Works Council. There is a significant level of opposition to the UAW inside VW. But, in the interest of being unified in the media, the pro Works Council is winning for now. The VW board is 50% management and 50% Works Council. They are often at odds. When decisions are made, and there is a tie on the board, Martin Winterkorn is the tie-breaker. This will be the case with regards to whether an SUV is built in Chattanooga. Considering VW is building this SUV specifically for the American market, I don't think management and Winterkorn will think it wise to build the SUV in Mexico. Especially after all the exposure this issue has received in the American media. It is a business after all. In the end... Mach 18 will rule.