Dear UAW: An open letter to Bob King

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Permalink

Hello Mr. King. My name is Matt. You don’t know me, but I feel we are connected. You see, I am one of the taxpayers whose money was used to bail out the auto industry in 2009.

You remember that, don’t you? Something like $60 billion of our money that President Barack Obama used to prop up Chrysler and General Motors. You know those companies right?  During the bailout your union was given 1/6th ownership of GM, if I am not mistaken.

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Historic Vote Begins in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

Today the workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will begin the process of deciding whether or not they want the United Auto Workers (UAW) to represent them.

The results, whatever they may be, will have long-lasting consequences for the union, the communities in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and the nation.

We hope and trust that the election will be a free and fair one, and that each worker will get the opportunity to make an informed decision.

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CWF Announces New Radio Campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 2:09 pm - Permalink

Today ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom announced a new radio campaign in Chattanooga. The transcript of the 30-second spot is as follows:

The UAW wants you to believe that VW employees are deciding whether or not to have a German-style works council.

Wrong! 

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CWF Radio Add in Chattanooga

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 10:13 am - Permalink

Playing on local radio waves in Chattanooga.

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Taxpayers Subsidize UAW Outrage at VW plant

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 10:21 am - Permalink

Writing for the Tennessean, Executive Director Matt Patterson writes about how Tennessee taxpayers are subsidizing union activty at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.

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What a Shock: VW, Union Colluding Despite "Neutrality" Agreement

Posted by Matt Patterson on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen has been bending over backwards to help the United Auto Workers (UAW) walk into its Chattanooga assembly plant.  And adding insult to injury, the company is hiding its collusion with the union behind a pretense of neutrality.  From the Wall Street Journal:

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Billboards Warn of UAW's Sad Detroit Legacy

Posted by Matt Patterson on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Permalink

Eleven new digital billboards in the Chattanooga area sponsored by the Center for Worker Freedom feature an abandoned Detroit auto factory to remind everyone what the UAW did to that once-great, now bankrupt city.  From the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

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UAW Wants Your Guns, Part 1

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers union supports a wide variety of local, state and national politicians who are hostile to American’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

As part of a larger strategy to change the political culture of the South, the UAW has already given large sums to politicians who favor strict gun control legislation, including in Tennessee and Alabama.

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Volkswagen Worker Speaks Out Against Union

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Permalink

An employee at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant voiced her opinion against the United Auto Worker union in a letter today published in the Chattanoogan. Non- Management Specialist Kaye Fiorello urges her fellow employees to “Please make an educated vote and not an emotional one.”

 Fiorello brings up some of the alternatives that the employees have instead of an organized union stating:

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VW, UAW meet with Chattanooga plant workers inside, anti-union rhetoric heats up outside

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 11:02 am - Permalink

The Chattanooga Times Free Press profiled CWF

"Also Tuesday, an anti-union group put up a couple of billboards in Chattanooga, with the aim to "warn of the UAW's threat to the Southern economy and culture" and trying to tie the union to President Barack Obama."

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Billboard Campaign Featured in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9:52 am - Permalink

"The Center for Worker Freedom, an anti-union group sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, is placing multiple billboards around a Chattanooga, Tenn., VW factory that houses 2,500 workers in an effort to spread the word that employees do not have to join the United Auto Workers ahead of a unionization vote scheduled for next week."

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Exec Director Matt Patterson Quoted in the Daily Caller

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9:45 am - Permalink

 

“This happened throughout the afternoon,” Patterson said. “If there was an election coming up, and one of the candidates stood behind you in a black shirt, how comfortable would that make you feel?”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/04/union-members-in-black-shirts-reportedly-intimidated-workers-at-volkswagen-plant/

 

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BREAKING: UAW Intimidation at Volkswagen Plant

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Permalink

Sources tell the Center for Worker Freedom that United Auto Worker members are roaming at will through the halls of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant this afternoon.

The union troops are reportedly walking up and down the aisles wearing black shirts with the UAW logo emblazoned across them in a clear effort to intimidate the employees.

The union has reportedly been given safety glasses by the company so that they can fully access the production lines.

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Center for Worker Freedom launches anti-UAW billboard campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Permalink
Billboards and website warn of UAW’s threat to southern economy, culture.

Today, ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) steps up its efforts to warn the residents of Chattanooga, TN about the terrible economic legacy and the left wing political nature of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, which is aggressively trying to organize the town’s Volkswagen facility.

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CWF Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Permalink

Conservative Activists to Oppose VW's Chattanooga Union Vote; Group Linked to Grover Norquist Plans Billboard and Radio Campaign

By Neal E. Boudette

4 February 2014

The Wall Street Journal Online

Copyright 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A conservative activist group based in Washington is preparing to weigh in against the looming union vote at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, in a bid to stop the United Auto Workers from organizing the factory.

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VW Workers Denied Voice - Again

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Permalink

On Monday, February 3rd, Volkswagen workers concerned about the possibility that the United Auto Workers is getting an unfair advatnage in its efforts to unionize their Chattanooga plant, delivered two letters to upper managemnt in which they requested the opportunity to share with their co-workers the other, anti-UAW side of the argument.  It was the second set of such letter that the workers, led by Mike Burton, purveyor of www.no2uaw.com, had delivered.

The text of the two Feb. 3 letters read in part as follows:

 

Mr. Frank Fisher

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