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… Finally , Right – to – Work is a Reality in Wisconsin [#right to work]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 23rd,2015

.. they finally did it !! …

.. with his signature , Wisconsin becomes the 25th state to enact a right – to – work statute . Now , a majority of our states have the R-T-W law in their state code …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news post ..

.. thankfully , it will not stop there …

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… the U.A.W. does not Deserve a Do – Over …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. I am referring to  the  representation election that was hel recently at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga , Tn   in  Februaruy . The U.A.W. lost the election by almost  8 % , and is  having  a  . As  a result ,  they want a do  –  over and that a new election should be held ….

.. They do not deserve one  . Here is why  …

..  I took three labour  law classes , one as an upperclassmen undergraduate , and two of them in graduate school while studying for my M.B.A. . It  gave me quite  an education in what is supposed tppen in a labour case and a labour law election . In plain english , there should be  as close to ” laboratory ” conditions as is possible . That is between the parties  , namely the union seeking representation and the company . It does not affect the workers themselves . They are free to take actions on their own , if they like .

.. If they want a union , then  they can ask for one . They can sign representation cards , usually triggering recognition if their are enough of them . In the  Tennessee case , there  were  serious questions over the conduct of the  union in obtaining the signatures . Instadead of allowing card – check  recognition , as was the originial plan , the N.L.R.B. ordered an election . Oops …

.. if there was misconduct , it was on the case of the union . Outside parties (i.e. , interest groups) are not prohibited from participating in the election . They got invovled , and unless they directly interfered with one side or the other , they are free to do what they want . The company (Volkswagen) even remained neutral , and let the union in the plant in order to campaign …

.. there is no  case for a new election …. None ! …

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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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