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… A Job Well Done [Non Union Auto Workers] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 18th,2014

.. these folks work for Wolkwagen , down yonder in Tennessee .

.. this operation is non – union . Tennessee is a right – to – work state . There are now 25 right – to – work states , including now states in the Midwest (Michigan and Indiana) and the Northeast (New Hampshire) . That has to drive Big Labour crazy .

.. The U.A.W. really worked hard on this one . They really wanted the victory , to finally organize one of these non – union auto operations . In this situation , an added push was put in by IG Metall (Germany) , the union that Volks has to deal with back home . Metall is a labour federation , but it is also a labour union (in autos) . They wanted this one , too .

.. Metall did not like Volkswagen having a non – union operation anywhere , but , especially in the United States . So , I.G. Metall put pressure on Volks , and Volks (which was a big no – no under U.S. labour law) put pressure on and tried to bribe the workers . They wanted the workers to have what is known in Germany as a ” works council , ” so that the workers would have a say in how the business is run . In the U.S. in a non – union operation , that is a no – go . The only way to have a works council is for the operation to unionize . Which has not happened at any non – union operation in the South , or in a right – to – work state .

.. it was not a blowout by any means . It was about 725 votes to about 620 votes , but it was decisive . Especially so , considering the impermissable pressure coming from IG Metall and Volkswagen . Someone should remind them the next time about U.S. labour law , and what is allowed , and what is not . IG Metall ‘ s pressure is kosher . The company ‘ s [Volkswagen ‘ s] is not kosher .

.. [h/t–theRightScoop]..

.. [link]..

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